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.
2023 Wilderness First Aid (WFA) by SOLO (FULL)Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, ME
We are currently at capacity for this event. Thank you for your interest. To be placed on a waitlist, please […]
Landscape of Change: Historic Acadia National ParkVirtual Program on Zoom
Join Landscape of Change partners and Smithsonian Associates on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (via […]
Project ASCO Volunteer Training at Ferry LandingFerry Landing Brooksville, ME
Join Schoodic Institute’s Project ASCO research team in collaboration with Blue Hill Heritage Trust on June 9, 2023 from 8:00am […]
Maine Ocean Festival 2023 at The OceanariumThe Oceanarium 1351 ME 3, Bar Harbor, Maine
Join the Oceanarium in Bar Harbor, Maine on June 10, 2023 from 10:00am - 5:00pm for a day-long event of […]
Project ASCO Volunteer Training at Mahar PointMahar Point Pembroke, ME
Join Schoodic Institute’s Project ASCO research team in collaboration with Downeast Coastal Conservancy on June 23, 2023 from 8:00am to […]
Project ASCO Volunteer Training at Carter’s BeachCarter's Beach Hancock, ME
Join Schoodic Institute’s Project ASCO research team in collaboration with Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Crabtree Neck Land Trust on June […]
Project ASCO Volunteer Training at Frazer PointFrazer Point Winter Harbor, ME
Join Schoodic Institute’s Project ASCO research team on July 7, 2023 from 7:00am to 10:30am at Frazer Point (Winter Harbor, […]
Project ASCO Volunteer Training at Wolfe’s NeckWolfe's Neck Freeport, Maine
Join Schoodic Institute’s Project ASCO research team on July 8, 2023 from 8:00am to 11:30am at Wolfe's Neck (Freeport, Maine) […]
Demonstration Day: Bird Carving with Wendell Gilley MuseumRockefeller Hall, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National park 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, ME
See how it’s done! Master carver Steve Valleau will be a special guest at Schoodic Institute on July 12, 2023 […]
Family Science Night and Community Birthday Party at MDI Bio LabMDI Bio Lab Lower Campus
Family Science Night at the MDI Biological Laboratory is an annual summer tradition where scientists, students, and members of the […]