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ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

#6 of 77 things to do in Burlington Features Animals
1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
+1 802-864-1848
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Clean, Well Managed, Pricey

I visited as a couple and we had fun looking around. A lot of it was definitely geared toward... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
equestrian321
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Sidney, Maine
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Fun and educational

Great interactive museum with emphasis on marine biology. Learned about Lake Champlain and much... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David B
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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 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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited as a couple and we had fun looking around. A lot of it was definitely geared toward families and small children but we still enjoyed looking at the fish, reading about the lake, etc. it would be a nice rainy day activity, but...More

Thank equestrian321
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great interactive museum with emphasis on marine biology. Learned about Lake Champlain and much more. Kids loved it!

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in after seeing ads for the butterfly exhibit and had a fun trip. The location is down by the waterfront and within walking distance of Church St and the vast majority of the Burlington waterfront area. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The...More

Thank Shnoogie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small, with uninteresting exhibits. Might be a place to kill some time on a rainy day, but that's about all it is good for.

Thank wamback76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a very hands-on place. Loved the weather report exhibit and all the sand tables, etc. Was small though and you can see the whole thing in an hour. Staff was super helpful, I guess I was thinking there would be more big water tanks...More

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ECHOvt, Guest Relations Manager at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear that you enjoyed ECHO and our volunteer and staff members! We look forward to your visit again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time. Nice place. But - I must say - way too expensive. Not worth so much money. Sorry. There are so many things to do - I would say, this is not one if them.

Thank ibpotter
ECHOvt, Guest Relations Manager at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment! We appreciate feedback to help make improvements.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to echo. It is a great science museum to stop by and visit for a few (2-3) hours. There is a small café and a small gift shop included in the building. There is a child play area for children...More

Thank winnsmash
ECHOvt, Guest Relations Manager at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear that your family enjoyed ECHO and the volunteers and staff that works there. Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The butterfly exhibit was very interesting as was learning about Lake Champlain. The aquarium was easy to navigate and there are many hands on exhibits that made for a nice learning experience....

Thank Judy D
ECHOvt, Guest Relations Manager at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the butterfly exhibit as well as ECHO overall! Looking forward to your next visit with us.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

It's a great place to visit to see the lake-life of Lake Champlain. Children have many exhibits that they can have a "hands on experience. Special exhibits come there quite offen. It's a must see for kids.

Thank deardonnavt
ECHOvt, Guest Relations Manager at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting ECHO! Glad to hear you had a great time. Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We finally got to stop by the ECHO center and were really impressed with the knowledge of the people who explain the fish of the lake and the butterflies of the area. It is a hands on type of museum with many exhibits for both...More

Thank M1786GJjosephc
ECHOvt, Guest Relations Manager at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting ECHO! We hope you visit again soon.

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Sthurl
20 July 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
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