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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.


Leviathan Xyzzy

Monday, May 28, 2018
I love this place, both as a child, a teenager, and a young adult. I've made trips here once a year and I always love to see the exhibits. It's a great place for all age groups. Not too smart for a child, nor too unintelligent for an adult. There's plenty of interactive exhibits, and a place where you can touch sea life. Highly recommend this place.

Timothy Schad

Friday, May 4, 2018
Excellent exhibits and knowledgeable staff. Much information about Lake Champlain ecology and many displays featuring local flora and fauna make this a treasured local museum. A little pricey for a single visit but membership options are good if you live locally. Generally better for younger visitors (up to maybe 10 or 12 yo). Many hands-on, interactive options to explore this unique biome. Pair this with one of several good nearby restaurants or some exploring in the neighboring waterfront park and you'll have a day of fun for the whole family.

tobi boudreau

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Absolutely Fabulous! Have been twice now. I think my 25 year old son had as much fun as my 2 and 6 year olds. Love the staff.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Very fun and education science center. Definitely intended more for children, but adults will still get a lot out of it too. Lots of interesting fish and animals, plus many interactive exhibits.

Carolee Hand

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
I liked it but it would have been fantastic if we had small kids. There was so much for the little ones to do. If you home school it is great for science.

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