ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is a 36,000 square foot, award-winning LEED-certified facility. Founded in 2003, ECHO welcomes more than 150,000 visitors annually with interactive exhibits and science education programs that include over 70 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles; and more than 100 interactive experiences. We believe and teach that everyone can make a difference--that all it takes is one drop to change an action, change direction, change a mind--change our world.
ECHO is the public face of the Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Center for Lake Champlain — a 2.2 acre environmental campus on the Burlington Waterfront. In addition to ECHO, The Leahy Center is home to:
The Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is named in honor of Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife, Marcelle, for their tireless advocacy on behalf of this one-of-a-kind natural treasure, Lake Champlain, and protecting it for generations to come.