Open daily for curious minds of all ages!

Admissions & Ticketing

Timed ticketing is not required to visit ECHO. We are open 10 am – 5 pm, seven days a week*. You can purchase tickets online or in person when arriving at ECHO.

*Please note in September thru March, we have special days were are closed for staff trainings or building maintenance. Check back here or our calendar closer to the fall for those dates.

Masks are optional inside the museum. We support those guests who prefer to wear masks for extra protection.

Photo Policy

ECHO staff often take photographs of visitors to use for marketing or promotional purposes. If you do not wish to have your picture taken, please inform our front desk staff or the staff photographer at that time. 
ECHO encourages all visitors to take casual photographs of the museum for personal use unless otherwise noted by staff or signage. Please tag us on social media. All commercial photography and videography is prohibited unless arranged in advance with the Development and Communications Department. Thank you.

New to ECHO? Make you sure checkout:

  • Awesome Forces and Engineer It permanent exhibits on the upper floor
  • Champ Lane Early Learning Exhibit
  • Curious George: Let’s Get Curious Special Exhibit. Open through May 15.
  • Aquaria and animal exhibits on main and upper levels
  • Daily animal demos at 10:45 am and 2 pm
  • Engineer It Tinkering Bench with facilitated hands-on science activities
  • Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room
  • 3D science and nature movies in the Northfield Savings Bank Theater
  • Energy Commons outdoor art and science exhibits
  • Outdoor deck
  • Museum Store (in person and online)
  • Champ Cafe (inside) and Champ’s Legendary Creemee Stand (outside, open mid-May through mid-October)
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