ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the
Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain educates and delights people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunities for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center
for Lake Champlain, on Vermont's Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features
70 live species, over 100 interactive experiences, seasonal changing
exhibits and events -all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and
Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre
Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake
Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM?s Rubenstein Ecosystem
Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO?s Eclectic Gift
Shop, and green-themed Think! Café. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day.

Admission and location info:
Admission is $7-$9.50; children under 3 and K-12 classroom teachers
with credential ID are free.
For more information visit
echovermont.org call 1-877-ECHOFUN, or write to ECHO Lake Aquarium
and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, One College
Street, Burlington, VT 05401.




Exhibits
Turtle Face Tank


Discover the ecology, culture, history, and opportunities the Lake Champlain Basin has to offer! Guest of all ages will enjoy our 100 hands-on interactive exhibits and over 60 species of live fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

AWESOME FORCES
Experience a spectacular multimedia object theatre.

BE A WATERSHED WEATHER REPORTER
Go on camera with real weather maps starring as a guest meteorologist for WPTZ NewsChannel 5.

BELUGA WHALE DIG!
Use goggles, scraper and brush-and unearth recreated whale bones in our new dig site.
BEFORE THE BASIN
Travel back in time to explore the ancient world of the Champlain Valley.

FROGWORLD
From the bizarre to the beautiful - meet live frogs from six continents, test your frog call tracking skills, and "morph" yourself into a frog.

LAKE CHAMPLAIN NAVY MEMORIAL
The Lake Champlain Navy Memorial is located at Hoehl Park on the Leahy Campus.


TRAVELING EXHIBIT GALLERY
Experience world class exhibits in ECHO's Traveling Exhibit Gallery.



BEFORE THE BASIN
Travel back in time to explore the world of the Champlain Valley when the Adirondack Mountains were as high as the Himalayas or to the time when beluga whales and seals swam in the salty waters of the Champlain Sea. Pick up a sea star, build your own mountain or try your hand at eroding mountain rocks. These activities and much more await your explorations as you uncover the mysterious time Before the Basin.



RIVER'S END
Passing by the 20-foot waterfall, cascading down a Vermont limestone face, visitors ascend to a landing where they come face-to-face with ECHO's first live habitat. The River's End tank provides a glimpse at a variety of live fish, frogs, and turtles found in the Basin. Explore this 2,750 gallon river community where currents, waterfalls and shoreline vegetation provide a home for chain pickerel, long-nosed gar, bullfrogs, garter snakes, painted turtles and many other diverse residents of the River's End.



Click here to visit the ECHO Website


Burlington-Vermont.com
43 Broadway
Saranac Lake, New York 12983
Phone: 518-891-3745    Fax: 518-891-3768
E-Mail: Burlington-Vermont.com