***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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Please note this is a virtual and registration is required. Free and open to the public! Register early, space is…Find out more »
Join the Landscape of Change partners Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Schoodic Institute, Acadia National Park, College of the Atlantic,…Find out more »
Session 6 of the Acadia National Park Science Symposium is a virtual workshop on research permits, reporting, data sharing, and…Find out more »
As warblers migrate through Maine this May, join us outside at Schoodic Institute to carve your own yellow-rumped warbler in…Find out more »
This 4-day intensive workshop will use a blend of virtual instruction, field recording practice at a location of your choosing,…Find out more »
Part of Schoodic Institute's monthly Brown Bag Lunch series, "Be Woods Wise" is a presentation by Michael Jensen, District Forester…Find out more »
Join the Wendell Gilley Museum and artist Erika Rosso for a watercolor class to explore the process of Plein Air…Find out more »