Visit Schoodic

***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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July 2020

Virtual Field Trip with National Park Rangers: Birds

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2020

What habitats do animals find in Acadia National Park? And how do those animals survive in their habitats? What cool…

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August 2020

Working with the media to communicate your science

August 3 - August 6

A Second Century Stewardship workshop at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Conference registration is required to participate. Most…

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1 Plan, 3 Falls

August 11 - August 13

Educators across Maine are approaching a new year with new challenges due to COVID-19. The Community Learning for ME team…

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Sensational Seaweed

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Kennebec Estuary Land Trust on Thursday, August 20th at 6:00pm for a talk with Hannah Webber about the seaweeds…

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“Sea to Trees” with the Halcyon String Quartet

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of music and imagery celebrating our cross-system ecology studies of the intertidal zone, coastal forests,…

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Dust Off Your Binoculars, Fall Bird Migration is Upon Us

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Belfast Free Library and Friends of Sears Island will co-host a virtual presentation with Seth Benz titled ‚ÄúDust Off…

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September 2020

Chebacco Chat: Searching for Spelman’s Birds

September 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join science communication specialist Catherine Schmitt in a chat with Tim Garrity of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society about…

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Maine Outdoor Film Festival – NEW DATE 9/3

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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This event has been rescheduled from Saturday, August 29 to Thursday, September 3. Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for…

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The Lobster Coast: The Past, Present, and Future of Coastal Maine

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Maine has been Wabanaki homeland for many thousands of years, a colony for 170 years, and a state for 200…

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Painting Workshop with Philip Frey

September 9 @ 8:00 am - September 13 @ 5:00 pm

Plein-Air Painting with Philip Frey With the Schoodic peninsula landscape as our focus, artist Philip Frey will present pivotal lessons…

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