Visit Schoodic

The Rockefeller Welcome Center will close for the season at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, and will re-open in May 2022.

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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May 2022

Spring Birds in Acadia, with Puffin Cruise – FULL

May 24 - May 27
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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This event has reached capacity.  Please consider one of our other bird tours.  You may also call Michelle at 288-1356…

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June 2022

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) by SOLO

June 1 - June 2
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Forest path through trees

Accidents happen.  People get hurt, sick, or lost.  The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. …

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Landscape of Change

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

To understand how climate change is affecting Mount Desert Island (MDI), we need to look to the past; historical records…

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Competing for the Commons along Maine’s Coast

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Join us Tuesday evening, June 14, 2022 for a free presentation by Paul Anderson, Director of Maine Center for Coastal…

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Birds, Bugs, Birches, & Barnacles!

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Do you love exploring nature, observing the details, and learning more about the world around you? Then our BioBlitz is…

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Advanced Placement Summer Institutes, Week 1

June 26 - July 1
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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view of Rockefeller Hall

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, endorsed by the College Board, hosts a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers,…

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The Story Collider

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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The Story Collider's mission is to reveal the vibrant role that science plays in all of our lives through the…

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July 2022

Acadia’s Birds & Whales

July 20 - July 24
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Comorant takes flight from water, wings forward

This five-day tour is offered to showcase seabirds, pelagic birds, and whales.  By design there will be two different boat…

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Advanced Placement Summer Institutes, Week 2

July 31 - August 5
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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view of Rockefeller Hall

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, endorsed by the College Board, hosts a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers,…

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August 2022

Advanced Placement Summer Institutes, Week 3

August 7 - August 12
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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view of Rockefeller Hall

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, endorsed by the College Board, hosts a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers,…

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