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.
What a great place! We got here later than I wanted, getting here at 3 (and they close at 5), but kid enjoyed the two hours here, building and racing a Lego racer, role playing in the Champ Lane... more »
This is very much a children's activity. There were a few adult couples there, but the activities were 90% for kids. It's in a nice location, and my daughter (8) loved all of the things to play with..... more »
Very nice place to take people, especially kids, that like lake animals. My teen girls love turtles and frogs and they really liked seeing those exhibits. Lots of fun activities for young kids and there's a nice outdoors area to eat or just look out over Lake Champlain's marina area.
Don't be ashamed of being older and going to this place without a child. It is absolutely mind blowing how fun this place is even for adults. My favorite part of echo is the "make your own weather broadcast" station. Very cute!!
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