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ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The kids enjoyed the museum

We enjoyed the hands on exhibits. We arrived when they opened and it was not too crowded. Would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Madison, New Jersey
Be Green

Huh! Vermonters are famously "green" finding countless ways to reduce environmental impact. I had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen L
Manassas, Virginia
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ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, lake aquarium and science center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. Founded in 2003, ECHO houses more...more
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1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller and manageable, great for kids but good for adults too, great location and easily accessible.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the hands on exhibits. We arrived when they opened and it was not too crowded. Would definitely recommend for the kids...it was great for ours to do something they enjoyed instead of just sight seeing.

Thank senorafromnj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huh! Vermonters are famously "green" finding countless ways to reduce environmental impact. I had to laugh at the sign in the stall in the ladies room: "You Decide" Choose wisely to help conserve water" with information about the amount of water used by the half-flush...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here with our two boys, ages 2 and 4.5. It's a nice mix of a science center, aquarium, and children's museum. So many hands on activities. It was hard to tear them away when it was time to leave.

Thank melibean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They always have some interesting thing going on, lots of info about the lake, experiments. A great place to take the kids, and right on the waterfront.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had turned into a Day Care for wealthy bored housewives. Children running amuck everywhere, noisy. The first exhibit we came to had a large dead frog in it laying on the glass vertically, the second and the third tanks had no creatures in...More

Thank Angela E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super expensive unless you live near enough to become a member but a very fun excursion for kids. They always have a feeding and learning moment at 11am. There are some cool exhibits going on too with kinetic sand and wind tunnels or the hands...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is more of a science center for Kids, their are a few water exhibits. The admittance cost doesn't include the theater; Children are $11.50 and Adults are $14.50. Their is a large play room upstairs with waterworks, a house and ship area for climbing....More

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My two and six year old really enjoyed this museum. Lots of stuff to interact with and it flowed very nicely from exhibit to exhibit.

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spending time learning about science is always time well spent. We are aquarium fans and if the expectation is that you are visiting an aquarium you will be disappointed. This is definitely a science center with fish and lake exhibits. The number of exhibits are...More

Thank Cai86
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July 19, 2015|
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Response from ECHOvt | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. Yes! This is a great place for all ages to learn about the history, mythology, and ecology of Lake Champlain. ECHO is also home to more than 70 species that live in the basin (native and... More