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Come visit ECHO today! Check below for our hours, admission policies, and pricing. Don't miss our special online Admission Coupon for a chance to save!

ECHO's welcome center: our Front Desk!


ECHO is open year round, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day.

ECHO's Café is open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and managed by Sugarsnap, a local food producer specializing in using local ingredients. (You do not need to pay admission to ECHO in order to eat at the cafe, just check in at the front desk.)

Paid admission allows you to leave and re-enter ECHO as many times as you would like until 5 p.m.



General Admission:

FREE – ECHO Members
FREE – Toddler (2 and younger)
$10.50 – Children ages 3-17
$11.50 – Seniors (age 60+) and College Students with ID
$13.50 – Adults ages 18-59Guests enjoy amphibian games in FrogWorld.

* Vermont Discount: Save $2.00 on prices above with valid VT ID.

Parking available in ECHO's convenient lot with discounted rates for ECHO Members.

Our Members:

If you're a local, please consider becoming a Member! ECHO Members get UNLIMITED FREE admission, year round! Plus, Membership entitles you to many additional benefits, such as free admission to more than 310 museums and science centers through the ASTC Passport Program, and discounts in ECHO's Eclectic Gift Shop, ECHO Café, and parking. For more information on Membership, Click Here.

Membership rates:

$35 – Single (1 Adult or 1 Child)
$65 – Dual (Couple or 1 Adult and 1 Named Child)
$100 – Small Family (2 Adults and 2 Named Children or 1 Adult and 3 Named Children)
$120 – Large Family (2 Adults and 4 Named Children or 1 Adult and 5 Named Children)
$150 – Family + (2 Adults and All Children in Household and 1 Named Caregiver and 2 Guest Passes)

Adult(s) may be parent(s), grandparent(s), or legal guardian(s). Children must be under 18. Member benefits only apply to those named on the Membership.

Special Membership pricing is available for Vermont and New York classroom teachers, please call our Front Desk for more details at 802.864.1848 x100 or (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386.

Click Here for a complete listing of ASTC Passport Program participants.

ASTC Passport Program and Vermont Museum and Gallery Alliance Members:

We are an ASTC member. Memberships from other ASTC museums will be honored reciprocally up to 2 Adults and 2 Youth admissions. (See ASTC Passport Program for restrictions.)

We are also a member of the Vermont Museum and Gallery Alliance. Please Note: Due to ECHO's internal operations, members of VMGA receive a $1 discount off admission in lieu of a percentage.


Group Rates:Getting up-close to artifacts from the Burlington Waterfront.

Group Rates apply to 10 or more paid admissions booked at least one week in advance. Learn more by visiting our Group Tours section.

Adult Group: $8.50 per adult*
Youth Group (ages 3-17): $6.00 per youth**

*The motorcoach driver and up to two escorts are admitted free for adult tour groups.
**The bus driver and one chaperone per every five students are admitted free for school groups. (Teachers count towards free chaperone ratio.)

Tours and Educational Programs operate year round for bus groups and schools.

For group rates and reservations for groups of 10 or more, call 802.864.1848 ext. 4 or (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386 ext. 4.



Make a gift of fun and learning to your favorite friend or neighbor, niece or nephew, grandpa or grandma, college student or preschooler. There's something for everyone at ECHO! Gift passes will be mailed with a gift card. For more information, call 802.864.1848 ext. 100 or (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386. 



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