***Note Holiday hours: The Rockefeller Welcome Center and administration offices will be closed November 28-29; December 24-25; and January 1.
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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Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running community science survey, the annual Audubon Christmas…Find out more »
Below is the schedule of events, which is subject to change. Some events have an associated fee, indicated by ($).…Find out more »
Dark & cold? Ice & snow? Bring it on! SAD is real, but some dark, cold countries have it figured…Find out more »
Explore nature through sensory invitations and sharing in the practice of Shrinrin-Yoku, Forest Bathing with certified ANFT Forest Therapy Guide…Find out more »
Each person will have time on the torch learning and experiencing the basics of glassblowing from Schoodic Institute's own Jana…Find out more »
This workshop focuses upon bird feeding basics. Which seeds attract what birds? What are the best feeder structures and styles?…Find out more »
Why aren’t all bird beaks the same? Who’s got the best beak? Find out in the Battle of the Beaks!…Find out more »
In spring of 2019, North Yarmouth wildlife artist Michael Boardman was selected to be the artist in residence at Arctic…Find out more »
Join Schoodic Institute's Ecology Directors on an easy, informative, one-mile walk from campus to Blueberry Hill Overlook and back with…Find out more »