ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington

3.8
#1 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Vermont
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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  • Beach was close due to bacteria in water. So, we ended up to ECHO. I am glad we visited this wonderful place. Seem so small until you get inside the building, had lots to offer for kids and grown up. ...  more »
  • We wondered if this were just a place for parents with small children and were told as "adults: we could spend time well there, and it was true, and we did.  more »
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  • This place is pretty neat. Definitely a place to bring kids. Interesting exhibits. Gift shops pretty nice, lots of good gifts. Make sure to step out on the deck. It's got a beautiful view of lake Champlain.
  • I went here while visiting Burlington and it was very cool!!! The prices are good and there's a lot to see! I'd like to recommend seeing one of the movies, I saw the coral reef one and it was really cool!! The aquarium was awesome especially because I've never seen a sturgeon before! I would totally revisit this museum again sometime!!

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