This morning I’m taking you on a nice little tour of the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington, Vermont. Its a nice little museum located at the waterfront.
It introduces us to a bit about the area around Lake Champlain. They have rock formations that are there to touch. Aside from that exhibit they have one called Frog World which shows frogs from different parts of the world. We were lucky to be able to get tthe tour and for one of the frogs we saw them being fed. Followed after by exhibits and exhibits of the water system on the Lake Champlain and the amphibians and reptiles in those waters. There were also aquariums with different types of fishes in this body of water as well.
I left a link on the top when you click on the museum if you want to check out what exhibits there are there.
The petting pool was not as awesome as the one in Saguenay (check it out HERE) but they had a real horseshoe crab which is rare. I personally loved the frog tour and all the animals were super cool and this one has cool exhibits. They offer different tours during the day if you could afford the time to stay a full day. We had to drive back home or else we would’ve seen the frogs they had breed at ECHO.
The Frog World features the frogs up to the Vietnamese Mossy Frogs. My favorite was the Leaf Frog. Doesn’t it look so evil? Animated evil masterminds should use that. haha! Whats really cool about the Vietnamese Mossy Frogs is that if you look closely, there’s actually two of them. One is piggy back on the other and when we were looking at it. The main one was trying to shake off its burden.
In turtles, the Eastern Snapping Turtle was super cool. I wouldn’t want to be stuck in a pond with him but man, he looks so grumpy in an adorable way.
Who would’ve thought I’d get so interested in frogs, right? I love places that also focus on the environment in their own areas. There’s always something new to learn about it. Mostly because our dear country has already closed down our own of the Great Lakes and St Lawrence area. Sad but true…
However, back to happier things, this one was awesome and if you’re in good driving distance, head over and check it out! 🙂
Happy Friday! Is it snowing where you are? Because that white stuff is still dropping today…