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ECHO Stirs Up a Caldron of Creepy-Creature Fun & Science in October

For Immediate Release
Contact: Steven Leibman
sleibman@echovermont.org
(802) 864-1848 ext. 125


ECHO Stirs Up a Caldron of Creepy-Creature Fun & Science in October

ECHO’s launching the Halloween season with a pointed question: Who can handle the truth about creepy-creatures? Because whoever dares to enter ECHO in October will find the lake aquarium and science center crawling with “spirited” activities, surprises, and weekend programs featuring live icky critters — all under the umbrella event, SHOCKTOBER. And there’s a bargain to boot: Throughout the special month, kids in costume will be admitted for half-price.

Rob Landry, the mastermind of SHOCKTOBER, aka ECHO’s Director of Guest Experience, proclaimed: “SHOCKTOBER is ECHO’s unique take on the spirit of the season, for the young and young at heart. We’ve transformed our traveling exhibit space into an eye-popping, spooky environment! Throughout October, visitors will enjoy more than 70 carved pumpkins, over-sized games, a puppet theatre, jolting surprises, and the weekend SHOCKTOBER programs. Plus kids in costume will be admitted for half-price and receive a treat from the Front Desk staff. From the moment folks enter the building, they’ll have a creepy, fascinating, fun-fest, ECHO-style!”

SHOCKTOBER’s program wizard, Linda Bowden, the Public Programming and ECHO Educator, stated, “Never before has ECHO offered such an array of spine-tickling programs, many custom-designed to debunk the myths about eerie-looking creatures. With live raptors flying overhead, real hissing cockroaches, venomous centipedes, bats and spiders, magic and electricity shows, and even a master Halloween mask-making class...wow. It’s going to be a remarkable month!”

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is a world-class lake aquarium and science center on historic Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features over 60 species of live fish, amphibians and reptiles, with more than 100 hands-on exhibits, and hosts traveling exhibits several times a year. The site also hosts the heroic Lake Champlain Navy Memorial and “Lone Sailor” statue. For more information on ECHO, visit our website at www.echovermont.org, call Toll-Free 1-877-ECHOFUN, or write to ECHO, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

 

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