***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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Zoom presentation by Ed Webster as part of the Acadia Winter Festival (registration required). In 1988, American mountaineer Ed Webster…Find out more »
This event has reached capacity; registration is closed. Join Holly Twining founder of Maine Yoga Adventures for some fun in…Find out more »
This event has reached capacity; registration is closed. Come explore an introduction to the practice of Shrinrin-Yoku, or "Forest…Find out more »
A conversation featuring stories and lessons learned in town shellfish conservation projects Shellfish Focus Day, part of the annual Maine…Find out more »
Acadia Science Symposium Session 4 Presentations will be followed by breakout discussion groups (including posters and other media) and a…Find out more »
Acadia Science Symposium Session 5 Registration for this event has closed; the event will be recorded and posted to Schoodic…Find out more »
Remote Sensing of Growth & Diversity “Live from the Field” events are part of The Virtual Field, an international collaboration…Find out more »
Hosted by Maine Audubon Penobscot Valley Chapter Seth Benz, Director of Bird Ecology, presents on Schoodic Institute’s annual bird migration…Find out more »
For more than 140 years, Mount Desert Island has served as a magnet for scientific exploration. The fact that this…Find out more »