Visit Schoodic

The Rockefeller Welcome Center will close for the season at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, and will re-open in May 2022.

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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February 2022

Winter Birds of Acadia National Park

February 3 - February 6

Winter birding in Acadia is second only to its outstanding scenery. Combine the two, over a several day stretch, and…

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8th Annual Acadia Winter Festival

February 4 - February 6

Friday February 4 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Photographing Winter in Maine, the Challenges and the Rewards - Wright…

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Acadia Winter Festival: Photographing Winter in Maine, the Challenges and the Rewards

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Once we’ve accepted the cold days and long nights of winter in…

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Acadia Winter Festival: Ski or Walk into the Future of Schoodic Peninsula

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A group of people walking on a road with rocky shoreline in background

Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Join Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider and Schoodic Institute President &…

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VIRTUAL-ONLY EVENT: Acadia’s Winter Ecology

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival THIS EVENT IS VIRTUAL ONLY - THERE IS NO IN-PERSON EVENT Freeze,…

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Acadia Winter Festival: Fire and Ice – Raku

Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Stop in Saturday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM at Schoodic Institute's…

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Acadia Winter Festival: Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Warning: this craft project will use peanut butter Take a bird to…

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Acadia Winter Festival: Investigating Animal Tracks

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Even in the coldest of winters, Acadia’s wildlife leaves indicators that they…

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Acadia Winter Festival: Snow Journaling with Karen Zimmermann

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Karen Zimmermann leads this workshop on at the winter landscape and the…

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Acadia Winter Festival: The Edge of Winter – Maine’s Past, Present, and Future Cold and Snow

February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Join Sarah Nelson, Director of Research for Appalachian Mountain Club for this…

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