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Canceled: Stone Lab Open House

September 8, 2018 – Save the date for the 2018 Stone Lab open house, scheduled for September 8

NOTE This event occurs in the past

The Open House has been canceled due to inclement weather and lake conditions.

The Aquatic Visitors Center and South Bass Island Lighthouse will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Research Building will be closed.

The Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL) meeting will be rescheduled for a later date.

We would love to see you for Buckeye Island Hop on October 19-21 instead!

Have you ever been curious about the Lake Erie science that takes place at Stone Lab? Do you want to take a peek inside Cooke Castle or peer down from Perry’s Lookout? Well, grab the opportunity at the 20th Annual Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL) Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018.


  • Tour of Stone Laboratory, Gibraltar Island
  • Free vessel transportation to Gibraltar from Ohio State’s Aquatic Visitors Center
  • Tour the 6.5-acre island and view Cooke Castle
  • Lectures and laboratory sessions
  • Historical photos, summer class information, publications
  • Tour Historic South Bass Island Lighthouse (transportation not provided)

Getting There

Free vessel transportation to Gibraltar Island will be provided from Ohio State University’s AVC on South Bass Island. The last boat to Gibraltar Island from the AVC is at 3:30 p.m., the last boat off Gibraltar Island is at 4 p.m. Or, if it is more convenient, you can pay for water taxi services from Put-In-Bay to Gibraltar Island.

Guests will enjoy tours of the 6.5-acre island, including a view of Cooke Castle; lectures and laboratory sessions; summer class information, and publications. Tours of historic South Bass Island Lighthouse will also be available, but transportation will not be provided.

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