Vermont With Kids: ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

We are back from Vermont and have so much to share!

When we lived in Vermont Edith was still a newborn so we didn’t take advantage of the kids activities available, besides baby yoga, because she was just too tiny. While we weren’t able to do as many kids activities as we had hoped we did take advantage of music time at the Fletcher Free Library and then we headed down the hill to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.

The last night that Neil and I visited ECHO I was pregnant with Edith and we had a great time ourselves but it was even more fun with a curious toddler.

We started our time at ECHO with a trip down the rabbit hole…

VT-Echo-Edith-RabbitHoleinto the Alice in Wonderland exhibit! This is a temporary exhibit and Edith LOVED everything about it.

VT-Echo-Edith-AliceSpin VT-Echo-Edith-AliceSmileOnce we finally tore E away from the Alice in Wonderland exhibit we explored the permanent exhibits.

First to explore some of the Lake Champlain creatures…

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Then some time uncovering beluga whale fossils at the dig site….VT-Echo-Dig-NeilEdith VT-Echo-EdithDig

Then off to the water area to explore some sea life including this cute starfish that E was able to pet! VT-Echo-StarfishEdithOh and of course we had stop for some water play that resulted in tears when we it was time to go – seriously E could have spent the entire day just at this activity.

VT-Echo-EdithWaterBoat VT-Echo-EdithIndependentWaterPlay VT-Echo-EdithWaterPlay VT-Echo-WaterStationNeilEdithWe ended our visit with a stop to play with these fun magnets – I think we need some of these for home because even I was having fun playing with them.

VT-Echo-Magnets-LindsayEdithIf we lived in Burlington still E and I would be hear at least weekly if not a few times per week. Upstairs they have an awesome preschool play area that I know we would end up spending a lot of time at (although the water area is just outside it so I think I would have to blind fold E everytime we went to the preschool room). There are also activities for older children so you can bet we will be back often over the next 10-15 years when we visit Vermont.

Disclaimer: this post is NOT in anyway sponsored. We purchased our own admissions to ECHO and just wanted to share our experience with you.


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