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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May 2022

The Art, Science, and Joy of Bird Sound Recording: A Workshop – CANCELLED

May 15 - May 20
Rockefeller Hall, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. If you enjoy listening to bird sounds, you’ll delight in recording their songs and…

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2022 Nature Journaling Weekend – CANCELLED

May 20 - May 22
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Friday May 20 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Check-in at Rockefeller Hall 4:30…

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Benefits of Birdwatching: Ornitherapy, A Workshop For All – CANCELLED

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Magnolia Warbler

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Watching birds is not only fun, it is good for you! Learn why getting…

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Spring Birds in Acadia, with Puffin Cruise – FULL

May 24 - May 27
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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This event has reached capacity.  Please consider one of our other bird tours.  You may also call Michelle at 288-1356…

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Adventures in Rockweed: Researching the Ecology of the Maine Coast

May 24 @ 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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Rockweed.  For some it’s the low tide slippery stuff between a swimmer and the swim, for others it’s strands of…

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June 2022

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) by SOLO

June 1 - June 2
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Forest

Accidents happen.  People get hurt, sick, or lost.  The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. …

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Landscape of Change

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

To understand how climate change is affecting Mount Desert Island (MDI), we need to look to the past; historical records…

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Competing for the Commons along Maine’s Coast

June 14 @ 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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Join us Tuesday evening, June 14, 2022 for a free presentation by Paul Anderson, Director of Maine Center for Coastal…

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Birds, Bugs, Birches, & Barnacles!

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Do you love exploring nature, observing the details, and learning more about the world around you? Then our BioBlitz is…

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Advanced Placement Summer Institutes, Week 1

June 26 - July 1
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, endorsed by the College Board, hosts a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers,…

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