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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

Address: 1 College St., Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-864-1848
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Ranked #13 of 57 things to do in Burlington
Type: Science museums, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Museums
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Type: Science museums, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Museums

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Panama City, Panama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice place to visit with family and kids. You get to know a lot about the creatures living in the lake, and also know about the famous "champ". Very good experience. Completely recommended to visit if being in Burlington

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Burlington, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Echo Center is a wonderful place for families, our two girls have learned hands on science there from 2nd grade to 12th grades. I would say that half of our trips there are for the science and the other half have been business events, weddings, or big parties. Visitors to Burlington Vermont have many great destinations to experience, and... More 

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Middle island
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A place to spend time if you can't make up your mind wandering about town. Decent aquarium. Could have a little more but enough to catch my attention. Great if you have little children.

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Vermont
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

ECHO is an ever changing center always filled with excited and curious kids. The evening events for adults are a great addition. Annual memberships are affordable and a great idea for families with kids since the main events change.

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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our family loved the exhibits and the outdoor observation deck was a great place to sit in the Adirondack Chairs and look at the beautiful view of Lake Champlain while having a coffee. Not a large or diverse amount if aquatic exhibits but still a nice family afternoon.

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went here on a day trip while exploring Burlington. The place is kid orientated however most of the exhibits are still interesting regardless of your age. Would definitley recommend and the best part was that once you got a ticket you can walk in and out of the place as much as you want all day!

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Barre, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We took our grandchildren and they had a ball. They learned a lot about the lake and the fish that are in it

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had a nice event at the ECHO Lake Aquarium. It could have been due to the fact that we were there after hours, but as far as I could tell, there wasn't much to the actual science center. It seems like a fairly basic set of exhibits centered around Lake Champlain.

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This Museum is goog for the whole family, but specially the kids. They have different activitys and they change the exhibits from time to time. It gives a chance to inter react and learn about the history of the lake while been fun.

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Had a great time there by myself. Lots of wildlife creatures I had only seen in books not being native to my region. Loved it. lots of hands-on experiments. Doesn't cost much, and if you have kids, please do not leave town without at least an afternoon at the aquarium, learning in a fun way is always better.

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