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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
One College Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Voice: 802-864-1848

Experience the power of wind, water, volcanic action, glacial scouring and other larger than life geologic forces that shaped the landscape we see today in the Champlain Basin. Awesome Forces immerses the visitor in the sights, sounds and textures of billions of years of dramatic geologic history during this multi-sensory theater adventure.

Travel back in time to explore the world of the Champlain Valley when the Adirondack Mountains were as high as the Himalayas or to the time when beluga whales and seals swam in the salty waters of the Champlain Sea. Touch a live sea star, build your own mountain, or try your hand at eroding mountain rocks. These activities and much more await your explorations as you uncover the mysterious time Before the Basin.

Hop along and discover the diverse world of frogs featuring eleven live frog species from six continents, a seven foot diameter frog globe, interactive 3-D frog call tracking station, Frog Friendly Tips, and "morph" yourself into a frog and send your froggy-face to family and friends.

Passing by the 20-foot waterfall, cascading down a Vermont limestone face, visitors ascend to a landing where they come face-to-face with ECHO's first live habitat. The River's End tank provides a glimpse at a variety of live fish, frogs, and turtles found in the Basin. Explore this 2,750 gallon river community where currents, waterfalls and shoreline vegetation provide a home for chain pickerel, long-nosed gar, bullfrogs, garter snakes, painted turtles and many other diverse residents of the River's End.



Pictures and information were provided by ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

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