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Burlington - ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

One College Street

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, over 100 interactive experiences, seasonal changing exhibits and events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and green-themed Think! Café. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day.


Jon Sullivan

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Like a mini science museum! There is tons of fun packed into this space for all ages. The water table is especially great for young children!

nicole sikora

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
This place is a must visit if you have kids. Clean, engaging, and small enough that you can go through the entire place in a couple of hours, or tarry if you care to. The animal exhibits are some of the best I've seen, and the staff here are knowledgeable and friendly. All of us, kids and adults alike had an excellent time here.

Robert Scherer

Friday, March 23, 2018
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the life and ecology of Lake Champlain. Great for kids. Fun stuff. Recommended.

Charlie Hohn

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
a very neat, though not huge, museum. Great for younger kids and includes a fun play area upstairs. When we visited there was a play area set up downstairs also including some huge foam blocks. Our little one loved watching the fish.

corrie kotulak

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Echo center is great. The exhibits are very well done. Lots of turtles, interesting fish, and frogs.

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