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ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

#7 of 75 things to do in Burlington Features Animals
1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
+1 802-864-1848
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Burlington for graduation weekend

We came to Burlington with the family and discovered this aquarium. Wonderful hands on place for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jan T
via mobile
Great hands on fun for kids!

My wife and I visited with our three younger kids (8, 5 and 2). Its small, but there are a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Big_Daddy_Toges
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1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came to Burlington with the family and discovered this aquarium. Wonderful hands on place for our 5 year old grandson. Well laid out, clean and the staff is great. Really enjoyed the butterfly exhibit. Lots of information and fun for children and adults. Great...More

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited with our three younger kids (8, 5 and 2). Its small, but there are a lot of neat activities, I think this place is under rated in many of the other reviews, but as stated it's centered around younger kids....More

Thank Big_Daddy_Toges
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to ECHO about 2 weeks ago. It was our first trip to Burlington and my children are 10 and 12. I think we would have loved the visit 5 years ago. There was an entire play area dedicated to ages 6 and under...More

Thank ERSK416
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took our 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son to Echo last Wednesday. They really enjoyed seeing the fish and other sea creatures. My daughter enjoyed learning about mud season during the read along. Both kids really had a great time in the...More

Thank JPLoconsolo
ECHOvt, Development Intern at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you and your kids enjoyed the fun activities offered here at ECHO. We look forward to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Accessible by short walk on the waterfront park. They have some interesting exhibits and history of the area.

Thank Electraglide2005
ECHOvt, Development Intern at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to ECHO! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We loved our visit to ECHO and probably could have spent a couple more hours there! It was perfect for our 18 month old as there were many rooms she could play in and lots of hands on things to explore. Being in the live...More

Thank Matt O
ECHOvt, Development Intern at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are glad that you had a great experience at ECHO! Glad your your daughter was able to enjoy the many hands on activities we have here!

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Love attending aquariums and this threw in museum as well. Geared for the kids but I enjoyed my time there. The theme of this is the ecosystem of the area. The have plenty of hands on exhibits, including feeding the fish. There also is a...More

Thank Wyosoldier
ECHOvt, Development Intern at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are so glad that you and your kids enjoyed your trip to ECHO! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 March 2017

My kids love the discovery channel especially PBS Vermont show like the "wild Kratts" Vermont natives so this was like he next best thing for them. Plenty of different things and activities on here different floor and winding rooms!

Thank Mandy C
ECHOvt, Development Intern at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are so glad you had a great experience at ECHO! We are glad that your kids enjoyed the many different activities ECHO has to offer!

Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is mildly entertaining for very young children. The aquarium exhibts, what there are, are not particularly imaginative or educational. For pre-teens and teens, it's pretty boring. A far better choice for an interactive science museum is the Montshire Museum in Norwich, which is literally...More

Thank AnnieR-Vermont
ECHOvt, Public Relations Manager at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this review

Hi Annie, Thank you for your feedback, we're sorry to hear that your visit wasn't great. Could you please email info@echovermont.org with either an email address or phone number that we could contact you at? We'd like to speak with you about your experience. -ECHO...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This place was very interactive for young kids but we thought it was three full floors of activities and it ended up really only being one and a half. I felt I paid a lot and wasn't there as long as I would have liked...More

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ECHOvt, Guest Relations Manager at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about our museum, we are always looking for ways to improve! We are sorry you did not spent as much time at ECHO as you thought.

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Sthurl
Is this place interesting to teens as well?
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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