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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As darkness falls over the Schoodic Peninsula, the Milky Way arches across the sky from horizon to horizon. Suspended within…Find out more »
Since ancient times, people have looked to the sun, moon, and stars, asking the questions: How big is the cosmos?…Find out more »
Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for an evening of outdoor adventure and conservation films under the stars at Schoodic…Find out more »
This tour begins in Bangor, Maine at 8:00 AM *. We’ll spend two nights at Schoodic Institute in Acadia National…Find out more »
Join us for an evening of music and imagery featuring Halcyon, the renowned Maine-based string quartet, as they share their love…Find out more »
With the beautiful landscapes of Acadia National Park and Schoodic Peninsula as inspiration, artist Philip Frey presents a workshop for…Find out more »
Join us Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 7 PM for a free evening lecture with Greg Marley, author of Mushrooms…Find out more »
Join Liz at Acadia this September for plein air painting on the rocks of the beautiful Schoodic Peninsula, with sweeping…Find out more »
Join artist Kevin Beers for this fall retreat in Acadia. The workshop will be open to all levels of skill…Find out more »