Visit Schoodic

***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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January 2021

Early career opportunities and internships in Acadia

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Acadia Science Symposium Session 3 Presentations will be followed by two 15-minute breakout discussion groups (including posters and other media)…

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February 2021

Acadia Winter Festival

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - February 7 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for the seventh annual Acadia Winter Festival! We have moved some presentations online, and outdoors activities have attendance…

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Changing Winters across the Northern Forest

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Changing winters across the northern forest region of eastern North America by Dr. Alix Contosta via Zoom. Registration required; part…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dark & cold? Ice & snow? Bring it on! SAD is real, but some dark, cold countries have it figured…

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A ski (or walk) into the future of the Schoodic Peninsula

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schoodic Woods Campground, 54 Farview Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Join Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider and Schoodic Institute President & CEO Nick Fisichelli for a cross-country ski (if…

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Discover the winter sky over Schoodic

February 5 @ 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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This image-enhanced presentation will introduce the mythic figures whose starry constellations dominate the winter sky: Pegasus the Flying Horse, Taurus…

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Winter Bird Walk

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Director Seth Benz for a morning walk among the birds of Schoodic Point. Dress for…

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Acadia’s Winter World

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Freezing frogs, Arctic visitors, and hibernating rodents! Join Acadia National Park Ranger Alexa Pezzano for an exploration of winter ecology…

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The Life and Spines of the Porcupine

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Easily recognized by its spines (or quills), the porcupine is well known in Maine. Some might consider it a pest…

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Mindfulness Walk

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fully experience the beauty of Acadia National Park in wintertime on this guided mindfulness walk. Instructor Jen Harry will give…

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