As Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie, Stone Laboratory offers a powerful combination of science, education, and research. Stone Laboratory has been a freshwater field station since 1895 and part of The Ohio State University since 1925. Professional researchers from all over the Midwest work here helping to solve the most pressing issues facing the Great Lakes.
Ohio State Stone Laboratory Offerings
Stone Laboratory is located on Gibraltar Island, where you can also visit the Aquatic Visitors Center and the South Bass Island Lighthouse. Get an inside look at Lake Erie science and history with a Put-in-Bay landmark tour.
Ohio State Tour Information
Aquatic Visitor Center Tour
Experience hands-on science activities, observe live Lake Erie fish species, discover current research, and see original equipment from when the building used to be the main fish hatchery of South Bass Islands.
Wednesdays through Saturdays (June 20 - August 25) - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - FREE
Group Tours Available (Mid May through October) - $4 Per Person - Reservations Required
Gibraltar Island and Cooke Castle
Tour includes exploring Perry’s Lookout, the exterior of Cooke Castle, and education on Stone Lab research. Wednesdays (June 20 - August 8) - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - FREE
Per Person: $10.00
Children Ages 6 -12: $5.00
Water taxi to Gibraltar Island: $6.00 Round-Trip
South Bass Island Lighthouse Discover information about the area’s history and the most pressing issues facing Lake Erie before accessing the top of the lighthouse tower to see an expansive view of Put-in-Bay. June 9, July 18, August 11, September 8, October 13 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - FREE Group Tours can be scheduled April through November
With so much to do and see at Put-in-Bay, you will definitely want to book your trip as soon as possible. All the rich history, adventure, education, and fun are just a click away. Visit our Lodging page to get started now!
Stone Lab Contact Information:
878 Bayview Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456