is what grown ups do
when they go out on the town in Burlington, Vermont.
At ECHO AfterDark we mix up the perfect cocktail for the intellectually adventurous: one part science, one part intrigue and two parts fun, served nicely within the beautiful atmosphere of ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Socialize amongst the fish, frogs, turtles and other wildlife while engaging in hot topics of the day.
ECHO AfterDark is a program that encompasses not only the popular Café Scientifique
events that folks have come to enjoy, but also a variety of new and exciting events designed specifically for our growing adult audience.
We're always "mixing it up" for our adult audience with diverse topics of the day and new this year, our ECHO AfterDark events will be held in the Revision Lakeside Pavilion, an expanded new space with spectacular view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains and state-of-the-art audio visual technology to enjoy!
This year we're serving up topics as as diverse as chocolate and wine to original inventions by Vermonters to Race and Environmental Justice. All our events have one foot rooted in science, and one in fun!
ECHO AfterDark Series Elevator Speech: So you've been an ECHO After Dark event and you definitely want to go again with some of your friends. Below is the "pitch" to help you out.
- Programs occur on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
- Programs target adults 21+ unaccompanied by children.
- Programs include a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.
- Programs integrate dialogue, social interaction and local connections.
- Program topics vary but are always interesting.
See calendar listing!
For tickets, information, reservations and more, call
802.864.1848, ext. 100 or contact Lifelong Learning
Coordinator and Educator Linda Bowden at