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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

1 College St., Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT 05401
802-864-1848
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Ranked #11 of 26 attractions in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums, Science Museums
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Woodstock, Vermont
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226 reviews 226 reviews
21 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Have taken our grandchildren here several times and they always have a great time. This time there was an exhibit of Alice In Wonderland that was spectacular. The kids and wife crawled through a rabbit hole to enter (I took the door) and found numerous fun things to do including sitting at a table for afternoon tea with really cute... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I visited this place today and being unsure of if it was the right thing for a grown up, I was just looking around.I picked up some pamphlets and started walking towards the cafe in the rear when the lady behind he counter came running and started yelling that "This was a paid place and showed me the sign like... More

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Voluntown, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Spent two hours learning about lake Champlain region. A little pricy for the experience. Nice cafe and views of lake. Great for children and tolerant adults.

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Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is probably one of the greatest activities in Burlington. If you have kids. It offers a large variety of interactive games, fun exhibits and activities for kids. You can probably spend at least a couple of hours there with your little ones. On the other hand, as an adult, visiting the "aquarium" is quite dull. The "aquarium" offers an... More

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Staten Island, New York, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

I went here alone, no kids and had a nice time. Very nice displays and exhibits, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Got to watch them feed the salmon and trout, which was accompanied by an informative talk. Would love to go back with my kid one day.

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Lachine, Quebec, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This museum is a nice place to visit with kids of all ages. It’s small but there are interesting things to see. Plus your entrance fees allow you to go back as many time as you wish during the day. My top 3: - The large fish tank with the local species - The reproduction of a river in which... More

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massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Really well designed and maintained interactive museum highlighting the beautiful Lake Champlain, We learned a lot about the history and nature of the lake. Great hands-on stuff for the kids, excellent live aquarium exhibits of local fauna. Great fish tank with creepy sturgeon, plus excellent turtle and camouflage frog collection. Really nice and welcoming staff, We spent a very pleasant... More

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USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Learn about Lake Champlain and - ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center offers beautiful views as well

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We've been here twice, the last two times we were in Burlington. i have three kids, ages 15, 10, and 6, they liked it. The two younger ones simply look at all the wildlife, and play withe interactive exhibits. It kept them busy. The oldest really reads EVERYTHING and told me about everything she learned. I was also there with... More

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It was a very nice aquarium and lots of stuff for kids. My boyfriend and I went and we had a nice time, even without kids. It was clean and the staff were friendly. We would definitely go back.

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