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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center - Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

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Address: 1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: +1 802-864-1848
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My wife and I enjoyed our visit here and learned a lot about history and life of the lake and area. We are glad that we came and would recommend it to our friends. This would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Niskayuna, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed our visit here and learned a lot about history and life of the lake and area. We are glad that we came and would recommend it to our friends. This would be a great place for elementary and middle school science field trips. It is very kid-friendly.

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milton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great place for hands on with the young kids, great gift for someone new coming to town looking for something to do

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Burlington, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is a nice aquarium. It is very small. I read other reviews about how small it was and decided to go anyway. Don't get me wrong, my kids enjoyed it but it really is geared towards younger children. I have an 8, 10, 12 year old children. The 12 year old was not feeling it too much. More interested... More 

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Lyndonville, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It looked like everyone was having a great family time. My grandson is 2, so there isn't a whole lot for him but he was happy. A few things didn't work properly but I would take him back when he is older. Have to say I enjoyed the Kinetic sand:)

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New Paltz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fun for the 5 year old. We looked under a microscope and had lots of time to see all types of frogs, turtles, snakes and other slimy things.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I took my granddaughters here quite frequently. They always had a new and exciting exhibit from a bat room to a sunken pirate ship. You can see the evolution of Lake Champlain on the wall. The gift shop has fascinating things for children as well as adults.My niece actually had her wedding here last year...great venue!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I went here with my 13 year old daughter on a rainy day when it was crowded with families with <5 year old children. I would say the place is reasonably well geared to the younger visitors, but there is very little to interest an adult or a teenager. If the sign and the name say aquarium, I expect to... More 

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Manassas, Virginia, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A lot of kids activities and hands on things to do. Wish there was a little bit more to the aquarium. Overall nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family has always loved stopping at local aquariums. This place was cute but totally geared for kids. Not meant for just adults.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Not worth the high price for adults, but o.k. for kids (pre high school). Cheerful and colorful decor, very slim content.

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