|ECHO's mission is to educate and delight people about the
Ecology, Culture, History and
Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.
Lake Aquarium and Science Center is a 28,500 square foot,
award-winning LEED 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. ECHO is part of the
Leahy Center for Lake Champlain — a 2.2 acre environmental campus on the Burlington Waterfront
— which is home to a consortium of organizations working for public and academic engagement in science, environmental education, research, and cultural history.