***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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Acadia Science Symposium Session 3 Presentations will be followed by two 15-minute breakout discussion groups (including posters and other media)…Find out more »
Join us for the seventh annual Acadia Winter Festival! We have moved some presentations online, and outdoors activities have attendance…Find out more »
Changing winters across the northern forest region of eastern North America by Dr. Alix Contosta via Zoom. Registration required; part…Find out more »
Dark & cold? Ice & snow? Bring it on! SAD is real, but some dark, cold countries have it figured…Find out more »
Join Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider and Schoodic Institute President & CEO Nick Fisichelli for a cross-country ski (if…Find out more »
This image-enhanced presentation will introduce the mythic figures whose starry constellations dominate the winter sky: Pegasus the Flying Horse, Taurus…Find out more »
Join Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Director Seth Benz for a morning walk among the birds of Schoodic Point. Dress for…Find out more »
Freezing frogs, Arctic visitors, and hibernating rodents! Join Acadia National Park Ranger Alexa Pezzano for an exploration of winter ecology…Find out more »
Easily recognized by its spines (or quills), the porcupine is well known in Maine. Some might consider it a pest…Find out more »