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ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

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Closed 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 8 September 2018
Madison, New Jersey
Be Green

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

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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 4 days ago

We took a lunch cruise first, then visited the museum. Parking around there is tough to get, so during peak seasons, plan carefully. Lots of science exhibits, with massive amount of information about Lake Champlain. Many interactive things for kids of all ages to enjoy....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The variety of activities & exhibits is tremendous. With our 9 year old we were busy having fun (each independently) for 2 solid hours! We could have stayed longer if we had lunch at their Healthy Living Cafe but we chose American Flatbread a few...More

Thank ihorr2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We our two year old here and he absolutely loved the place!. The experience got off to a little rough start though when our son was playing in the room with giant blue blocks. When we entered the play area, another child came up to...More

Thank kwnike13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got the family pass as you can go to other places for a year. Totally worth it. This place has entertainment for hours. Do the tree house last as the kids will be there for hours.

Thank Santiago1109
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend time, educational and entertaining, fun for all ages. Lots to see and interact with and a lovely view of Lake Champlain

Thank Rayangel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ECHO brings hands-on STEM experiences to children ages 3 - 10. Many permanent exhibits meld with rotating or visiting displays and many types of live creatures found in / around Lake Champlain. Plan to spend about 3 hours.

Thank YankeeforLife56
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Kids are fascinated by the cool exhibits at ECHO, and you'll be happy because they are secretly learning about science and ecology. There's even a de-lish and healthy cafe so you don't have to leave to eat.

Thank babyquipBurlington
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Trail781040
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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 7 September 2018

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

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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