Search
Pin It
Favorite

Building Excitement 

Attractions: "Raise the Roof" at ECHO

Burlington's ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center recently announced plans to expand; construction on the new facilities, which will include a lakeside pavilion and new science labs, begins this spring. The news dovetails nicely with ECHO's engaging new exhibit, "Raise the Roof," on loan from the Science Museum of Minnesota, which focuses on building design and structural engineering. Visitors learn about timber framing, the anatomy of joints and how insulation works. There's a giant Lincoln Log building station, too. The centerpiece is a small domed structure — kids can stand inside and literally raise its roof by turning a hand crank. Even adults might want to give this one a whirl.

To coincide with the exhibit, the ECHO team also plans construction of a community igloo made of recycled plastic jugs. Bring one in to donate to the cause by February 19 and get $1 off the price of admission. There's a limit of four per family per visit.

"Raise the Roof" is at ECHO through May 1. For hours and admission information, call 864-1848 or visit echovermont.org.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines....

camps central

Timberlock Voyageurs and Trekkers Camp

Timberlock Voyageurs and Trekkers Camp

Indian Lake, NY

Two-week sessions focus on outdoor adventures with skilled leaders based at Timberlock, a 100 year old summer family camp in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Teens learn about natural history and skills used in the outdoors while gaining self-confidence, making life-long friendships with a priority on having fun. Small…(more)

other camps » learn more »

The Kids Beat

Top Viewed Stories