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Beginning May 24, 2021, the Rockefeller Welcome Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Schoodic Institute is part of a community vision for a revitalized Schoodic Peninsula that includes a focus on the arts, science, and education. When the U.S. Navy closed their Winter Harbor base on Schoodic Point in 2002, they turned the property back to the National Park Service, along with lodging, dining, and recreational facilities that now make up the largest of 18 National Park Service Research Learning Centers.

Visitors can view the Acadia National Park Welcome Center exhibits and gift shop in historic Rockefeller Hall, experience the surf at Schoodic Point, and explore miles of hiking trails and bicycle paths. The National Park Service also offers public programs during the summer months. Please note that an entrance pass is required when visiting Acadia National Park between May and October.

Our completely renovated year-round campus includes classrooms, laboratories, and a modern 124-seat auditorium surrounded by wild, rugged shorelines and thousands of acres of evergreen forest. Campus infrastructure enables us to convene and host public events, and provides an inspirational setting for education and art programs, workshops, and conferences. Schoodic Institute offers the most comprehensive meeting facilities in eastern Maine, attracting individuals and groups from all over the globe.

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June 2021

Acadia’s Birds by Land & Sea

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - June 22 @ 2:00 pm

This event is FULL and no further registrations are possible.  Please consider one of our other birding events this season.…

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Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Cover of Ahab's Rolling Sea

Richard J. King presents Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of "Moby-Dick," a book for all the naturalists, mariners, and readers…

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Atlantic Puffin & Lobster Overnight

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - June 26 @ 2:30 pm

This event date has reached capacity.  Please consider other dates for this event. Enjoy a dinner of locally caught lobster…

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Puffin Day Trip & Picnic II

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Winter Harbor Marina, 88 Sargent St
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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This event date has reached capacity.  Please consider other dates for this event. We are offering three special Schoodic Institute…

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Acadia’s Plants, Student Naturalists, and a Conservation Movement

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Garland Farm, 475 Bayview Drive
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Schoodic Institute Science Communication Specialist Catherine Schmitt presents at Beatrix Farrand's Garland Farm. In the 1880s, a group of college…

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July 2021

Puffin Day Trip & Picnic III

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Winter Harbor Marina, 88 Sargent St
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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We are offering three special Schoodic Institute chartered tours to Petit Manan Island to get close up views of Atlantic…

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Atlantic Puffin & Lobster Overnight II

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - July 10 @ 2:30 pm

Enjoy a dinner of locally caught lobster followed by an evening presentation on seabird conservation in Maine, including an identification…

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Acadia’s Birds & Whales

July 12 @ 4:00 pm - July 15 @ 2:00 pm

This four-day tour is offered to showcase seabirds, pelagic birds, and whales. By design there will be two different boat…

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Coyote – America’s Song Dog with Geri Vistein

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Part of Schoodic Institute's monthly Brown Bag Lunch series, "Coyote - America's Song Dog" is a presentation by conservation biologist…

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Acadia’s Birds & Whales II

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - July 29 @ 2:00 pm

This four-day tour is offered to showcase seabirds, pelagic birds, and whales. By design there will be two different boat…

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