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Plan your visit

Plan a visit to the AVC, register a group for a field trip or make it across to Gibraltar Island

Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island, the South Bass Island Lighthouse and Aquatic Visitors Center in Put-in-Bay bring hands-on science and education to everyone who visits.

In addition to field trips and guided tours to visitors, Stone Lab offers 20 college-credit science courses each summer. The island campus has also hosted conferences and educational programs for a variety of groups.

Summer Island Tours

Get an inside look at Lake Erie science and history this summer at one of our Put-in-Bay landmark tours. Pre-registration is required for AVC tours, Gibraltar Island tours and South Bass Island Lighthouse tours.

For fully vaccinated people, masks are no longer required on Ohio State’s campuses. Fully vaccinated individuals are also no longer required to physically distance. Individuals who are not vaccinated are required to continue wearing masks indoors and physically distance at all times.

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