***Note March 16, 2020: For the health and safety of visitors and staff, the Rockefeller Welcome Center is closed until further notice. Read the latest campus operations update here.
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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Far from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula has dramatic rock formations, windblown pines, pounding surf and…Find out more »
Due to COVID-19 this event has been CANCELLED and may not be rescheduled in 2020. Please continue to check our…Find out more »
Join President & CEO Nick Fisichelli, Catherine Schmitt, and Second Century Stewardship Fellow Jay Wason for a presentation (via Zoom)…Find out more »
This event will be held online via Zoom. More details will be posted in October. Maine's Climate Future, a series…Find out more »
We're doing something different this year. The 2020 Acadia Science Symposium will begin on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, but will…Find out more »
In October, the waters of Schoodic Point are filled with migrating waterbirds: loons, sea ducks, and cormorants. A variety of…Find out more »
Free and open to the public! Arrive early, space is limited! Presented by the Chewonki Natural History Program, this event…Find out more »
Join us May 10 at 7 PM for a free Tuesday evening lecture with Deborah Perkins, owner of First Light…Find out more »
Save the date! Details coming soon for the annual cruise of Frenchman Bay with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. All…Find out more »