ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain educates and delights
people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunities for stewardship
of the Lake Champlain Basin. Exhibits
Boston-based exhibit designer, Amaze Design, Inc. has developed the ECHO experience
which interprets the ecological, geological, biological, and cultural history
of the Lake Champlain Basin and includes Awesome Forces Theater (800 million years
compressed into 6 minutes of crashing, flashing, caving glaciers and continental
collision!), a water-play space for kids to build dams and float boats, and an
Atlantic tide pool touch tank with periwinkle snails, horseshoe crabs, sea stars,
anemones and urchins. Young visitors may enjoy the working miniature lighthouse
or pop in on a painted turtle in Discovery Place, while other kids may control
a high-tech underwater adventure as they get a glimpse of the replica historic
General Butler shipwreck. From Abenaki story-telling to the dynamics of Lake Champlain's
underwater wave the ECHO adventure immerses guests in the sights, sounds, smells
and feel of past and present life in the Basin. A series of special touring exhibits
are showcased in the changing exhibit gallery three times a year.
IN THE WORLD IS IT?
Open May - September!What in the World Is It? is
a 1,700 square foot giant maze that delights both children and adults.
in the world are you in the wild and wacky life-sized maze and what in the world
are the many rare and endangered species that once or still make their home in
the Lake Champlain Basin?
Listen to the sounds of the
animals of the Basin as you make your way through the mazes twists and turns.
Read clues and characteristics and try to identify the endangered or vanishing
species each panel describes. Its fun for the whole family especially if
you can find your way out!
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.
BEFORE THE BASIN
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. Pick up a 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.
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.
here to visit the ECHO Website
Saranac Lake, New York 12983
Phone: 518-891-3745 Fax: 518-891-3768
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