ECHO inspires and engages visitors in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain.
ECHO, which stands for ecology, culture, history, opportunity for stewardship, currently welcomes more than 167,000 visitors annually into a 34,500 square foot, award-winning LEED-certified facility.
Through more than 100 interactive exhibits; 70 species of fish, reptiles, and amphibians; major changing exhibits; ECHO encourages visitors to view the natural environment as part of their neighborhood and to explore, learn about, and consider opportunities for stewardship.
ECHO is home to a consortium of organizations working for public and academic engagement in science: The Lake Champlain Basin Program; the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory and research vessel; US Sea Grant Watershed Alliance; and the Lake Champlain Navy Memorial located in Hoehl Park.
Dates of Operation:
Year-round, 7 days a week 10:00am-5:00pm. Closed November 14-15 (staff advance), Thanksgiving and December 24-25.
Group Policy and Rates:
10+ guests, $7.00/youth (3-17), and $9.00/adult (18+). One complimentary adult admission for every five youth guests. Add a movie for $3.00 per person. Grab and Go sandwiches and snacks available. A group lunch can be arranged through our on-site caterer Sugar Snap by calling 802-861-2951.