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Aquatic Visitors Center
June 26 - June 29
Learn more about Lake Erie by exploring its rich history and experiencing science up close at the Aquatic Visitors Center on Lake Erie’s South Bass Island near Put-in-Bay, Ohio. AVC tours are free and open to the public from 10 am – 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday, June 19 – August 24.
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.
Get your kids excited about science! Most Saturdays in the summer, the Aquatic Visitors Center hosts a program for children at 2 pm on the dock. Topics vary from week to week, but previous programs have included: Animals of the Lake Erie Watershed, Birds of the Lake Erie Islands, Bugs in the Water, Fun with Fish & more.
Group tour reservations are available in mid-May through October at a cost of $4 per person. For more information about the Aquatic Visitors Center or AVC Adventure half-day field trips contact the Stone Lab Office at 419-285-1800.