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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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Great set up for environmental education. Engaging activities for kids of all ages, even college kids come down the hill to marvel at the aquatic organisms. Events are also held... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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Bar Mills, Maine
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nothing too mind blowing, but the price is reasonable. The interactive displays are fun for littles not so much big kids. We didn't spend much time here

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Boston, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Although the adults in our party enjoyed visiting, it was geared towards younger children. My toddler granddaughter had a great time. It is not an ocean aquarium, so it does not have all the fish we were accustomed to seeing, but there were frogs, toads, salamanders and newts, as well as a variety of lake fish.

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great set up for environmental education. Engaging activities for kids of all ages, even college kids come down the hill to marvel at the aquatic organisms. Events are also held at the aquarium where the cool underwater setting is interrupted only by panoramic window view of the Lake Champlain sunset.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Echo Lake Aquarium is a great place to take young children, but it will be boring for adults. There are several interactive spaces for children and play areas. Kids will have a great time. But, the aquarium doesn't feature very many species, and might bore adults.

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Echo museum is a wonderful museum to learn about the history of Lake Champlain, the animals who reside there, and what can be done to protect it. The museum is reasonable and offers many informative lectures and demonstrations. Great museum for kids.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Many wonderful exhibits and activities. Excellent explanations and assistance from docents. Good gift shop, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We at the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront work pretty closely with ECHO. We send large groups of campers there and small groups of seniors. We sometimes have conferences and events there! They are wonderful to work with. Their rates have increased over the years, but it is still a very good deal. Group rates are availabile. Lovely place.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great museum about Lake Champlain geared towards kids. Interesting exhibits and live animal displays.

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Montreal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very good place for kids - very educational and a lot of fun experience and games for kids. I will definitely visit again when I have a kid. But for adults too - you can learn a lot of new stuff and see different sea animals.

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North Clarendon, Vermont, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Was expecting more and was let down by the small size aquarium. The exhibits are set up for a learning experience for children. We had fun but probably will not return after this visit. Will keep the kids occupied for a couple hours. Teens probably will get bored if you have any.

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Address: Address: 1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: +1 802-864-1848
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington

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