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ECHO is located at:
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
One College Street
Burlington, VT 05401

GPS Coordinates:
+44 28' 36.51", -73 13' 14.37"


From I-89 North or South, take Exit 14 West toward Burlington. Route 2 becomes Main Street in downtown Burlington. Continue to the end of Main Street and turn right onto Lake Street. Take your first left onto College Street. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is located at the bottom of College Street on the Waterfront. Follow signs to ECHO's lot.

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


Facing the Church at the end of the Church Street Marketplace, take College Street to the left going downhill toward Lake Champlain. Cross Battery Street and walk to ECHO on the waterfront.


ECHO is located conveniently on the Burlington Bike Path, with plenty of bike racks in front and back. If you'd like to make ECHO your launching-off point for a day on the Burlington Bike Path, be sure to visit our fellow non-profit Local Motion, just moments down the path  for maps, rentals, and more.


The ferry into Burlington will drop you at the King Street Ferry Dock. From the dock, walk up the street to the Bike Path and head left. ECHO will be on your left after one block..


Dock your vessel steps from ECHO at The Burlington Boathouse, offering boaters a full service Marina with power, water, showers and pump-out facilities; found at the following coordinates:
LAT:44 28' 37.30" N
LON: 73 13' 21.42" W
Hourly and overnight dockage and moorings are available, please call (802)865-3377 for more details.

No boat to call your own? Travel with or without your car (or bike!) from New York to Vermont via one of three ferries:

  • Plattsburgh to Grand Isle
  • Port Kent to Burlington
  • Essex to Charlotte

Go to or call 802-864-9804 for schedules and more information. ECHO is one block north of the Burlington ferry dock.



Burlington's city bus system, Chittenden County Transportation Association, or CCTA, travels throughout greater Burlington, and the hub is located right downtown on Cherry Street. Several buses pass by ECHO every hour.

The FREE College Street Shuttle, run by CCTA, is a great way to travel up and down Main Street, from ECHO, to Church Street, all the way to UVM and back. Shuttles depart from ECHO every 15 minutes.


ECHO, as seen from the dock.
Amtrak offers several trains to Vermont, New England and New York, giving you convenient options for travel to ECHO. The Vermonter departs and arrives daily from the Essex Junction station, just a few miles from downtown Burlington. For more information, go to or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.


Vermont's premier skatepark is located right on Burlington's Waterfront, just minutes from ECHO. Cruise down to ECHO, then hop on the free shuttle for the ride up the hill.


Burlington International Airport is located approximately four miles from downtown Burlington, and airports in Albany, New York, Manchester, New Hampshire, and Montreal, Canada also offer regular air travel to our region. Car rentals are conveniently located by the airports, and the Burlington City Bus makes frequent stops there as well. For more information about flying into Vermont, check out





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