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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 paper plates, cups and 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 theparty 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

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

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