ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
N Patrick Pierce
ECHO is a fantastic place for all ages. What really shines about ECHO is the multitude of hands-on learning and exploration activities, especially for children. There is so much to learn about the nature of Lake Champlain. There are a number of aquariums and small exhibits. A few things to look for: the second floor kids play area is worth the membership, the library in the back is a wealth of information if you are a subject matter expert on Lake Champlain, and take a walk on the second floor outside deck to watch a beautiful sunset. Of course all the staff that I've encountered is very knowledgeable, kind, and ever-present for questions.
We had one day of bad weather while vacationing, but the ECHO Center really turned that around for the kids. Great place for them to have fun while inadvertently learning. 5 Stars
My kids favorite place! Hours of educational entertainment for the whole family. Something for kids of all ages. Especially love Champ Lane for the little ones!
It's not a full fledged spend the whole day museum but it doesn't need to be. Bring kids. Spend an hour or two. Then walk the waterfront.
This is a must visit place for families, or anyone interested in learning about the local ecology! I went with a group of friends, and really enjoyed ourselves. When we visited, there was a neat butterfly exhibit, definitely check it out while it's there!