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“Great Place for a Kids' Visit”

ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Ranked #8 of 78 things to do in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 than 70 species of live animal ambassadors in Vermont's first LEED certified building. This innovative science center and aquarium displays life in the Champlain Basin and inspires visitors to positively impact the world around them. ECHO is the public face of the Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, a 2.7 acre environmental campus on the Burlington Waterfront.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Wonderful adventure on the coast of Lake Champlain with lots of hands-on experiences for children. There were lots of "creatures" to find and to learn about, with a good deal of staff to incite and advise.

Thank P A
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place was about only an hour to get through but the kids had fun and it was a great place for a short visit!

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's tough to find a place that appeals to all my kids, ages 17 to 9, but this fit the bill. Hands on stuff for the younger ones and informational stuff for the older ones. There are alot of tanks with various aquatic critters and everyone liked that. What the kids loved the most was being videoes while "reporting" the weather, and then you can email it to your home. While this place was a bit pricey for a family of 6, it was worth it. If you have a membership in your museum back home, check to see if ECHO is on the list of museums with reciprocity and you can get in for free or reduced rates.

Thank Robin L
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

The museum had interesting, hands on activities for my toddler and elm student. Was wowed by how many animals they have. Well worth trying when you have time.

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a great great place to bring my friends 11 year old while she was over at Fletcher Allen. He had endless hours of fun in here. They had very knowledgeable people all around the place who were running activities for the kids. The cost to get in here was well worth it and they allow the children to walk around by themselves if they are above a certain age while as a parent you can sit out on the beautiful deck and enjoy the view of the water. My only complaint about the place was the little restaurant in there. I bought a coffee which was in a craft. Was given a cup and when I got some it was cold. I asked for it to be microwaved and she said she didn't have one back in the kitchen. Coffee is important to me. Keep the coffee fresh for us grown-ups! Great for the kids! Highly recommend!

Thank Angie112277
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