***Note March 16, 2020: For the health and safety of visitors and staff, the Rockefeller Welcome Center is closed until further notice.
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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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this event has been POSTPONED. The rescheduled event date has yet to be determined.…Find out more »
Join us May 12 at 7 PM for a free Tuesday evening lecture with Zoe Weil, president for the Institute…Find out more »
The ServSafe® Manager’s Certification program is the industry’s leading food safety and training and certification program and is a key…Find out more »
Richard J. King presents Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of "Moby-Dick," a book for all the naturalists, mariners, and readers…Find out more »
Acadia Birding Festival Field Trip Special field trip in advance of the Acadia Birding Festival. Visit the festival website for…Find out more »
Slow down, unplug, relax and connect to yourself and to nature in a new way by exploring and fully experiencing…Find out more »
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. …Find out more »
Join us June 9 at 7 PM for a free Tuesday evening lecture with Deborah Perkins, owner of First Light…Find out more »
These experiences are designed to explore the habitats of the Downeast Acadia Region, focusing on terrestrial birding hotspots and near-shore…Find out more »