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Eco-Friendly Birthday Parties

A party that makes a difference…

Celebrate in eco-friendly style while supporting ECHO’s mission and inspiring stewardship of our Lake Champlain Basin. Your guests will enjoy an unforgettable party and after the party, have 100% access to ECHO’s many exhibits including 70 species of animals and more than 100 interactive, hands-on exhibits.

We do the work…

We’ll take care of the details and you take care of the fun. Just bring a cake and whatever refreshments you choose. We provide compostable plates, cups, and washable utensils. You can also choose the ECO PARTY PACKAGE where an ECHO Frisbee is the plate (with a compostable plate nestled inside), a colorful ECHO cup is provided for beverages and comes with a reusable colorful straw. Not only will you brighten up party the décor, you’ll also be providing take-home party favors to boot!

Location, location, location…

Having a birthday party on the waterfront is special and having it in an aquarium and science center is unforgettable! ECHO’s award-winning LEED certified environmentally friendly building provides bright and airy spaces inside as well as outside (weather permitting) for your celebration. ECHO is situated at a hub of alternative transportation on Burlington’s beautiful Waterfront. Encourage your guests to walk, ride their bikes, take the bus, or paddle a canoe! Of course, we also have plenty of parking on site and our building is fully accessible to people of all abilities. 

Basic party package includes:

  • Admission for up to 14 people*
  • A private room or the outside Terrace for two hours to host your event
  • Plates, cups and utensils**
  • Complete access to ECHO’s exhibits

Eco Party Package Options:

  • Cups $1.99/person
  • Cups, plate/Frisbee $5.99/person
  • Cup, plate/Frisbee, straw $7.99/person

*Additional guests may be included for a charge of $8.50 per adult and $6.00 per youth

**Food and drink must be consumed in the party room we provide

Please note that we unfortunately cannot allow helium balloons into the building, due to our building’s fire-safety detectors.


Members $175
Non-Members $225

Add an Animal Demo to your party (subject to animal's availability)
For an additional fee you can add your own private animal demo with an Animal Care Specialist. Choose between a turtle or a snake.

Members $35
Non-Members $40

Click here to become a Member
(A one year Membership for an entire family of four is just $100, and includes many extras.)

LEED Certified