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Let ECHO provide all the ingredients for a fun and green birthday party!

Have your birthday party at ECHO!Having a birthday party on the Burlington waterfront is special and having it in an aquarium and science center is unforgettable!

ECHO's award-winning LEED certified environmentally friendly building provides bright and airy spaces inside as well as outside (weather permitting) for your celebration.  ECHO is situated at a hub of alternative transportation on Burlington’s beautiful Waterfront. Encourage your guests to walk, ride their bikes, take the bus, or paddle a canoe! Of course, we also have plenty of parking on site and our building is fully accessible to people of all abilities. Special parking rates are available for parties. 

A party that makes a difference…

Celebrate in eco-friendly style while supporting ECHO’s mission and inspiring stewardship of our Lake Champlain Basin. Your guests will enjoy an unforgettable party and after the party, have 100% access to ECHO’s many exhibits including 70 species of animals and more than 100 interactive, hands-on exhibits.

We do the work…

We’ll take care of the details and you take care of the fun. Just bring a cake and whatever refreshments you choose and we'll provide the plates, cups and utensils. You can also choose the Eco Party Package where an ECHO Frisbee is the plate (with a compostable plate nestled inside), a colorful ECHO cup is provided for beverages and comes with a reusable colorful straw. Not only will you brighten up the party décor, you’ll also be providing take-home party favors to boot!

ECHO's exclusive caterer, Sugarsnap, has a menu of options to choose from should you decide to enjoy their delicious, locally-sourced food. View Sugarsnap Birthday Party Menu options.

Birthday Party Packages

Basic Party Package:     $175 for members        $225 for non-members

  • Admission for up to 14 people*
  • A private room or the outside Dealer.com Terrace for two hours to host your event
  • Plates, cups and utensils**
  • Complete access to ECHO’s exhibits

Animal Demo Package:  $205 for members        $260 for non-members

  • Admission for up to 14 people*
  • A private room or the outside Dealer.com Terrace for two hours to host your event
  • Plates, cups and utensils**
  • Complete access to ECHO’s exhibits
  • Private 20 minute Animal Demo in party room (Subject to availability)
       Snake or Turtle

ECo-Party PackageEco-Party Package:       $275 for members        $335 for non-members

  • Admission for up to 14 people*
  • A private room or the outside Dealer.com Terrace for two hours to host your event
  • Complete access to ECHO’s exhibits
  • Color changing cup, Frisbee (plate), color changing straw for 14 people
       Additional can be added at $7.99 per setting

Deluxe Package:            $330 for members         $395 for non-members

  • Admission for up to 14 people*
  • A private room or the outside Dealer.com Terrace for two hours to host your event
  • Complete access to ECHO’s exhibits
  • Private 20 minute Animal Demo in party room (Subject to availability)
  • Color changing cup, Frisbee (plate), color changing straw for 14 people
       Additional can be added at $7.99 per setting

* Additional guests may be included for a charge of $8.50 per adult and $6.00 per youth.

** Food and drink must be consumed in the party room provided.

Birthdya Party TestimonialPlease note that due to our building's fire-safety detectors, helium balloons are not allowed. Please feel free to include regular balloons in your celebration. We recommend non-latex, eco-friendly designs.

Become a Member (A one year Membership for an entire family of four is just $100, and includes many extras.)

For more information, or to book a party, please contact ECHO Event Manager, Meg Billado at 802-864-1848 ext. 127. 

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