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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July 2022

Rising to the Challenge: Whales, Wind and Waves and Commercial Fishing in Eastern Maine with Paul Anderson

July 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 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, July 12, 2022 for a free presentation by Paul Anderson, Director of Maine Center for Coastal…

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The Critter Guy Maynard Stanley

July 21, 2022 @ 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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Maynard L. Stanley, Jr. was born in Rockland, ME and lives in nearby Owls Head.  He started trapping when he…

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August 2022

Old Collections, New Analyses: Wabanaki Archaeology at Acadia National Park, Maine with Bonnie Newsom

August 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Join us Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 7 PM for a free evening lecture with Dr. Bonnie Newsom, Assistant Professor…

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September 2022

Wild Mushrooms in Maine: Entering a World of Wonder and Ecological Treasure with Greg Marley

September 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Join us Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 7 PM for a free evening lecture with Greg Marley, author of Mushrooms…

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Plein-Air Painting with Phil Frey

September 15, 2022 - September 19, 2022
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Painting - Phil Frey - Bold Coast Oil on Canvas

With the beautiful landscapes of Acadia National Park and Schoodic Peninsula as inspiration, artist Philip Frey presents a workshop for…

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