***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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What habitats do animals find in Acadia National Park? And how do those animals survive in their habitats? What cool…Find out more »
A Second Century Stewardship workshop at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Conference registration is required to participate. Most…Find out more »
Educators across Maine are approaching a new year with new challenges due to COVID-19. The Community Learning for ME team…Find out more »
Join Kennebec Estuary Land Trust on Thursday, August 20th at 6:00pm for a talk with Hannah Webber about the seaweeds…Find out more »
Join us for an evening of music and imagery celebrating our cross-system ecology studies of the intertidal zone, coastal forests,…Find out more »
The Belfast Free Library and Friends of Sears Island will co-host a virtual presentation with Seth Benz titled “Dust Off…Find out more »
Join science communication specialist Catherine Schmitt in a chat with Tim Garrity of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society about…Find out more »
This event has been rescheduled from Saturday, August 29 to Thursday, September 3. Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for…Find out more »
Maine has been Wabanaki homeland for many thousands of years, a colony for 170 years, and a state for 200…Find out more »