Visit Schoodic

***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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January 2020

Christmas Bird Count

January 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schoodic Point, Arey Cove Road
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Two harlequin ducks in dark blue ocean waves

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running community science survey, the annual Audubon Christmas…

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February 2020

Acadia Winter Festival

February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Below is the schedule of events, which is subject to change. Some events have an associated fee, indicated by ($).…

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Presentation: Seasonal Affective Disorder

February 7, 2020 @ 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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Dark & cold? Ice & snow? Bring it on! SAD is real, but some dark, cold countries have it figured…

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Forest Bathing

February 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Snow covers the end of a white pine branch, with the sun shining brightly in the background. On the carriage roads of Acadia National Park in the winter.

Explore nature through sensory invitations and sharing in the practice of Shrinrin-Yoku, Forest Bathing with certified ANFT Forest Therapy Guide…

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Glass Blowing: An introduction to borosilicate flamework

February 7, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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$40 6 tickets left

Each person will have time on the torch learning and experiencing the basics of glassblowing from Schoodic Institute's own Jana…

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Seeds for the Feeder

February 7, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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This workshop focuses upon bird feeding basics. Which seeds attract what birds? What are the best feeder structures and styles?…

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Battle of the Beaks – and Bird Feeders, Too!

February 7, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Why aren’t all bird beaks the same? Who’s got the best beak? Find out in the Battle of the Beaks!…

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Drawing the Arctic

February 7, 2020 @ 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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Michael Boardman sits on a rock looking out over brown Arctic marshes

In spring of 2019, North Yarmouth wildlife artist Michael Boardman was selected to be the artist in residence at Arctic…

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Winter Ecology Walk

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
A group of people walking on a road with rocky shoreline in background

Join Schoodic Institute's Ecology Directors on an easy, informative, one-mile walk from campus to Blueberry Hill Overlook and back with…

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Winter Bird Drawing Workshop

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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watercolor painting of a shorebird by MIchael Boardman

Want to learn how to draw a chickadee, sea duck or snowy owl? In this fun and low-pressure workshop, explore…

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