ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

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
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY2,143 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
To me I would say this doesn't have much of an appeal to adults who do not have children with them. They have a handful of exhibits on the 1st floor dealing with the fish and other creatures that live in Lake Champlain. The second floor has some other exhibits mainly the animals that live around the lake; turtles, snakes, frogs etc. The rest of the floor is a lot of interactive exhibits which seemed to appeal to the younger set. I probably spent less than an hour here.

They do have 3-d movies but they are an extra $5 and run about 20 minutes or so. Admission was $18. The parking nearby has 2 lots one I think was hourly but was full when I went there, I ended up in the train station lot which was a flat $10 to park.
Written 5 November 2023
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Flo L
Santa Clarita, CA181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a fun, interactive museum. Probably best for people traveling with kids. As older visitors we still had fun. It’s a lovely scenic spot with a nice walkway along the lake nearby.
Written 24 October 2023
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Jennifer Groysman
Plano, TX176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Very nice place. They have something for all ages. We had people as old as 51 and as young as 17. Everyone enjoyed themselves and learned something. If you are in the area plan to visit.
Written 17 August 2023
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DEP3
Binghamton, NY315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Even without bringing the kids this museum is truly special., right on the waterfront where Lake Champlain is,so you can enjoy the views before going into the museum ot in the museum, on their outdoor terrace.. Third time in Burlington, third time at the museum- first time without kids. We had a fabulous time. The current exhibit on Love and Forgiveness ( XOXOXO) has hands-on activities that deal with emotions and getting in touch with them. Great ideas and th ought-provoking activities. We also went to the talk about turtles - learned so much. One floor up was the robotics part,and so much more. We love this place and will come back and back. Not to be missed. Even if science is not your thing, you will love this place , whether you are a kid or an adult.
Written 30 June 2023
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Lorenzo el Jefe
Ontario, Canada3,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Our two under 4 grand boys loved the museum:
Perfect for this age group.
Tons of strollers proved the point. Strollers available on site too.
Our 4 year old loves to fish and is great at the sport (5 pound small mouth this past summer)
while at the museum every one was gob-smacked by the live sturgeons in the tank.

Q-Trip: We lasted a full hour … worth every minute.

Please check our my photos for the venue.
Written 9 January 2023
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Toula D
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Very disappointed between website and reality . Everything inside is old and dated , my kids were bored after 15 minutes ....Really regret going
Written 23 December 2022
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mckenziec561
Jupiter, FL351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This was better than we'd hoped for when we brought our little family for a visit. My toddler was so excited and entertained and they even had interactions for our 8mos old baby! We spent two hours here then walked the beautiful waterfront.
I definitely recommend visiting if you're in Burlington and have little ones!
Written 5 October 2022
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mountdora
Florida5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
My kids absolutely love ECHO. We try to go whenever we are in town. Lots of interactive exhibits and great staff.
Written 13 September 2022
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Trip790059
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Great nature and wildlife activity on the banks of Lake Champlain. Super helpful staff and lots of hands on experiences.
Written 21 August 2022
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smg12657
Largo, FL26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We took my 10 yr old grandson there. The adults had just as much fun as the kid!! There was exhibits of live aquarium animals and fish. Lots of interactive, fun exhibits. My favorite was the STEM center with staff to help the kids with a specific project of the day. That day's project was to build a "raft" from paper, plastic straws, paper clips and other items on a tray so it would slide down a rope angled downward without a little plastic turtle falling off. My grandson worked very hard and it took him 3 tries to make his design work but he did it! Great family place! The staff was amazing-friendly, helpful and all about the kids. We stayed all afternoon and only left because they were closing at 5 PM! Then we could walk the waterfront of Lake Champlain. Gorgeous!!
Written 18 June 2022
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