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Address: 1 College St., Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-864-1848
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Vermont Ecology and History buffs come here!

Our 4 year old loves ECHO and has since he was a toddler. The main exhibit changes regularly. A great place for young children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Burlington, VT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our 4 year old loves ECHO and has since he was a toddler. The main exhibit changes regularly. A great place for young children.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We brought our 2 year old there. When we arrived the lady at the counter was super friendly. Said there were 3 floors and lots to look at. For the most part it was alot of fun but this third floor.... it's really just a small landing. So was a little disappointed with the false statements

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New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a fun visit for the people of all ages, with many interactive exhibits and a knowledgeable, friendly staff. They also have evening programs for adults. It's right on Lake Champlain, so the setting is lovely, as well. Don't miss it if you're in Burlington.

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Burlington, Vermont
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186 reviews 186 reviews
41 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Don't expect to spend hours here. They try to come up with new stuff to see and do but this is more an environmental educational stop for the kids for a couple of hours. After that they are searching for stuff to look at. It's always clean with pleasant staff. My only gripe is the cost for such a small... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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