Visit Schoodic

***Note February 13, 2020: The Rockefeller Welcome Center is closed today due to winter weather.

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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March 2020

Presentation: Seasonal Affective Disorder

March 19 @ 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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Dark & cold? Ice & snow? Bring it on! SAD is real, but some dark, cold countries have it figured…

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April 2020

Scales & Tails

April 23 @ 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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Holding a tortoise, Photo Credit: Dmytro Siryi

Presented by the Chewonki Natural History Program, this event will compare species and discuss adaptations using live, non-releasable reptiles. Many…

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May 2020

Maine Wonders with Zoe Weil

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Zoe Weil with Dogs

Join us May 12 at 7 PM for a free Tuesday evening lecture with Zoe Weil, president for the Institute…

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ServSafe® Manager Certification Classes and Exam provided by On Focus Solutions

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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photo of lobster claw stew

The ServSafe® Manager’s Certification program is the industry’s leading food safety and training and certification program and is a key…

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Boreal Big Day

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Acadia Birding Festival Field Trip Special field trip in advance of the Acadia Birding Festival. Visit the festival website for…

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June 2020

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) by SOLO

June 2 @ 8:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Accidents happen.  People get hurt, sick, or lost.  The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. …

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Landscaping for Wildlife with Deborah Perkins

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Deb Perkins in flowering garden

Join us June 9 at 7 PM for a free Tuesday evening lecture with Deborah Perkins, owner of First Light…

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Acadia Birds by Land and Sea I

June 12 @ 3:00 pm - June 16 @ 10:00 am

These experiences are designed to explore the habitats of the Downeast Acadia Region, focusing on terrestrial birding hotspots and near-shore…

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Acadia Birds by Land and Sea II

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - June 23 @ 10:00 am

These experiences are designed to explore the habitats of the Downeast Acadia Region, focusing on terrestrial birding hotspots and near-shore…

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Puffins of Petit Manan 2020 I

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - June 27 @ 3:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
Puffin sitting on water with fish in its beak

Atlantic puffins are nesting on an island that is just a short boat cruise from Schoodic Institute.  We are offering…

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