ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington

3.7
#3 of 7 in Parks in Burlington
Home to more than 70 species of amphibians, reptiles, and fish, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain will give you an engaging education about the Lake Champlain Basin. Head into the action lab to build virtual mountains, lakes, and rivers with your hands, then take a virtual tour of Lake Champlain's most prominent features. In other exhibits, view displays containing lake inhabitants, such as frogs, snakes, turtles, and big fish, such as sturgeons. Make sure you check the schedule for the theater; films focus on topics such as species that inhabit the lake and surrounding area and Native American tribes indigenous to the region. Before you leave, look over the natural science-themed games and toys in the gift shop. Purchases here support the center's mission of preserving and educating people about Lake Champlain Basin. Plan your ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain visit and explore what else you can see and do in Burlington using our Burlington holiday planner.
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  • We had a nice time at ECHO and enjoyed the exhibits, although they are clearly directed at young children. Liked the views of Lake Champlain! We particularly liked the two National Geographic 3-D movi...  more »
  • Coming from Boston we expected more. But itโ€™s a childrenโ€™s museum with a few fish tanks. Kids ran a muck and were literally running out of the building unattended. If your an adult couple skip it. I w...  more »
  • we had a blast! We went around 4 and were happy the lady offered us a discount! We talked with some of the staff who were super friendly and knowledgable! we had fun with the demonstrations and to see...  more »
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  • 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.
  • a very neat, though not huge, museum. Great for younger kids and includes a fun play area upstairs. When we visited there was a play area set up downstairs also including some huge foam blocks. Our little one loved watching the fish.
  • This is an absolute must see for EVERYONE! I used to go here as a wee lad(y)... My mum's would bring us kiddos to be educated, and there is infinite learning opportunities. Since, they have renovated, and made it quite the museum. (If that's what it's called...) I recently visited for a 'Teen Challenge, Vermont' GALA. There is a great space for events. I think Essex High school has hosted proms at this location, even. Go, learn, enjoy! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  • Wonderful place to bring the kids. They always are making new learning centers and activities. They seem to really care about making it a wonderful place. I'd highly recommended going!
  • A bit smaller than big city Maritime museum and aquarium, but well kept and nice, nonetheless. Had a butterfly exhibit in August that was beautiful!

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