Stop by the Aquatic Visitors Center, about one mile west of downtown Put-in-Bay, to experience Lake Erie science up close. The center is open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday through Saturday, from June 21 through September 9. Activities include inspecting Lake Erie’s complex ecosystem through hands-on displays, observing and identifying live fish in aquaria, and discovering current research to protect Lake Erie. Enjoy family-friendly programs to learn about bugs, snakes, fish and the natural world. Kids under age 16 can borrow fishing gear & bait and fish for FREE. Admission to the Center is also FREE. For more information about the Aquatic Visitors Center or AVC Adventure half-day field trips contact the Stone Lab Office at 419-285-1800.