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Burlington - ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

One College Street

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.


Carolee Hand

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
I liked it but it would have been fantastic if we had small kids. There was so much for the little ones to do. If you home school it is great for science.

Jon Sullivan

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Like a mini science museum! There is tons of fun packed into this space for all ages. The water table is especially great for young children!

nicole sikora

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
This place is a must visit if you have kids. Clean, engaging, and small enough that you can go through the entire place in a couple of hours, or tarry if you care to. The animal exhibits are some of the best I've seen, and the staff here are knowledgeable and friendly. All of us, kids and adults alike had an excellent time here.

Robert Scherer

Friday, March 23, 2018
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the life and ecology of Lake Champlain. Great for kids. Fun stuff. Recommended.

corrie kotulak

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Echo center is great. The exhibits are very well done. Lots of turtles, interesting fish, and frogs.

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