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.
Aquatic Visitors Center (AVC)
Explore Lake Erie’s rich history and experience science up close at this educational center including aquaria with live fish.History & Tour Information
Gibraltar Island &
Explore the island, including Perry’s Lookout, the glacial grooves and Cooke Castle before learning more about Stone Lab research.History & Tour Information
South Bass Island Lighthouse
Visit the historic lighthouse, which was first lit in 1897, and climb the tower to take in the view.History & Tour Information
Lake Erie Science Tours
Stone Lab’s Lake Erie Science Tours are private group tours for up to 10 people that cover everything from fish and geology to harmful algal bloomsReserve Your Tour