ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington: Hours, Address, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Reviews: 4/5

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, ECHO is Vermont's innovative science and nature museum on Lake Champlain waterfront. The museum's mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, the wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. Discover over 100 interactive family experiences, 70 live species, seasonal changing exhibits, and our Northfield Savings Bank immersive 3D Theater. New in 2020, ECHO has been reinvented by all new permanent and highly interactive science exhibits, Awesome Forces and Engineer It. Visitors of all ages tackle daily engineering challenges at our tinkering bench and test zones as well as delight in discovering the amazing processes that have shaped the Lake Champlain Basin and our Earth.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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gostartraveler
Forked River, NJ1,633 contributions
What a great place
Aug 2021
What a great place! We got here later than I wanted, getting here at 3 (and they close at 5), but kid enjoyed the two hours here, building and racing a Lego racer, role playing in the Champ Lane area, and looking at the fish. Just enough time, although we could have spent longer. One of our regrets is that we didn't have enough time to watch a 3D movie, which looked interesting. Due to construction, the ECHO parking lot is inaccessible, but we parked at the adjacent lot (cards only, $10 for our stay, and there was only one price option; it wasn't per hour.) We'll definitely be back and stay longer next time we're in the area.
Written August 25, 2021
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kunfushuss
Pennsylvania319 contributions
Good childrens stop
Aug 2021
This is very much a children's activity. There were a few adult couples there, but the activities were 90% for kids. It's in a nice location, and my daughter (8) loved all of the things to play with. As an adult, there was little that interested me there.
Written August 25, 2021
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JNYCwriter
New York City, NY6,793 contributions
Go Green
Aug 2021 • Friends
The ECHO center is focused on environmental issues and located at the base of the lake. There are some tables to sit and some interesting art exhibits and structures which surround the center.
Written August 24, 2021
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Robert T
Sussex65 contributions
A playground with a few fish tanks.
Jul 2021
Don't bother going unless you have children between the ages of 5 and 12. It's a playground experience with a few small fish tanks.
Written July 26, 2021
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visitorAustin_TX
Austin, TX47 contributions
A great interactive introduction to science in the Lake Champlain area.
Jul 2021
We visited on a Saturday morning and were delighted to see so many families with children - people of all ages enjoying the interactive displays and live presentations. A wonderful family activity.
Written July 22, 2021
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PartyTheNightAway
New Jersey2,024 contributions
Touring the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Jul 2021
Good trip! We arrived at approximately 10 am and went inside to buy our tickets. The main lobby had a small gift shop as well as bathrooms. We also bought tickets to view two movies inside of their 3D theater as well. The museum was on the smaller side, but contained many informational plaques as well as interactive displays. There were also several tanks filled with fish and various sea animals out for display. The two 3D movies we watched (Dinosaurs of Antartica and Sea Monsters) were both fantastic and heart warming. Most of the exhibits were geared towards kids and there were many hand on activities to do. I definitely learned a lot about the material on hand, however my only complaint is that it can get crowded at times.

Tip: I recommend spending 3 hours here if you truly want to see everything.
Written July 17, 2021
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Kathleen L
108 contributions
Great place for kids
Jul 2021 • Family
We stopped here with three kids (14,11,1.5) and they had a great time. Lots to do and touch and play with- but educational too! There’s great views of the lake off the back as well. Military gets free admission, which was a pleasant surprise!
My daughter had a blast - I wish there were more places like this.
Written July 10, 2021
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goshosh
New York City, NY26 contributions
Group of 45
Jul 2021 • Family
I came as part of a group from a day camp. We didn't call in advance and they were super accommodating. Plenty to see and do we spent a solid 2 hours here and everyone had a great time from ages 2 to 12
Written July 1, 2021
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DEP3
Binghamton, NY289 contributions
An Outtstanding Science Center in Burlington’s Waterfront Area
Jun 2021 • Family
A fabulous science center that kids and adults will love. Lots of hands-on activities and fun learning opportunities. Also 3-D nature films for an extra charge. Free live demonstrations ( when we were there, a naturalist went around with a rat snake and talked about it , with lots of kids interaction). One. can easily spend hours here without children or adults getting bored. Has terrace that overlooks Lake Champlain outfitted with Adirondack chairs for taking a break.
Not inexpensive but if you have membership in another affiliated science museum, admission is free.
Definitely worthwhile visiting when you are in Burlington.
Written June 22, 2021
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roisino131
New York City, NY5 contributions
Very educational - hidden gem
Apr 2021
Such a great educational experience for kids including young teen and younger kids. Also educational for adults. Not cheap but considering the quality well worth it.
Written April 12, 2021
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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM