Visit Schoodic

***Note March 16, 2020: For the health and safety of visitors and staff, the Rockefeller Welcome Center is closed until further notice.

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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February 2020

Telling Stories through Pictures

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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How do illustrators help make a story come alive for readers and listeners? Join author Annette LeBlanc Cate as she…

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Winterscapes by Maine Artists

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Please join us for a reception featuring¬†Winterscapes by Maine Artists courtesy of Littlefield Gallery of Winter Harbor, Maine. Enjoy refreshments…

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Pond Life under the Ice, from Winter until Spring

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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water boatman frozen in green ice

Do you ever wonder what lives under the ice of a frozen Maine pond? Have you ever witnessed the springtime…

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Snowshoe Basics

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for an introduction to snowshoeing with retired Maine Forest Ranger Rick Henion. He will provide instruction in snowshoe…

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Crafting Bird Silhouettes

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Steve Valleau of the Wendell Gilley Museum will teach a class in crafting bird silhouettes. They can easily be turned…

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Forest Bathing

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Snow covers the end of a white pine branch, with the sun shining brightly in the background. On the carriage roads of Acadia National Park in the winter.

Explore nature through sensory invitations and sharing in the practice of Shrinrin-Yoku, Forest Bathing with certified ANFT Forest Therapy Guide…

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Movies at Moore: Abominable (2019)

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Abominable Poster

Join us for a special Acadia Winter Festival edition of Movies at Moore for a showing of DreamWorks Animation and…

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Ice Cream Social

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Bring your family and enjoy a complimentary ice cream social with live music by the fire! Music by Chuck Whitney,…

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Loons in Acadia in Winter, and Other Findings from the First Bird Count of 2020

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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New Year's Day is the traditional date for area citizen scientists to search for and count every bird they observe.…

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March 2020

Brown Bag Lunch: Seasonal Affective Disorder – POSTPONED

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this event has been POSTPONED.¬† The rescheduled event date has yet to be determined.…

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