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***Note Holiday hours: The Rockefeller Welcome Center and administration offices will be closed November 28-29; December 24-25; and January 1.

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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October 2019

The Wisdom of Clouds

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Learn to become a cloudspotter. Learn to read the sky. In this entertaining and revealing talk, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of…

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CANCELLED Bird behavior, ecological theory, and natural history intersect at Bass Harbor Head in Acadia National Park

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States

DUE TO WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A reschedule date will be posted as soon as possible. In 1958,…

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Acadia Science Symposium

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 8:00 am on day third of October, happening 2 times

Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Chris Explaining Rock Pools To Park Visitors

The symposium provides a forum to learn about science taking place in the region and to interact and build collaborations…

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Eeek of Ecology Halloween Festival for Children

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eliot Hall, 14 Musetti Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Bring “trick-or-treaters” to Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park on Saturday, October 26 from 1-4 p.m. to have fall science…

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Birding Hotspot Thursdays

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Join Schoodic Institute's Director of Bird Ecology Seth Benz and fellow birders for a hot, hearty lunch at Schooner Commons…

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November 2019

Birding Hotspot Thursdays

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Join Schoodic Institute's Director of Bird Ecology Seth Benz and fellow birders for a hot, hearty lunch at Schooner Commons…

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Birding Hotspot Thursdays

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Join Schoodic Institute's Director of Bird Ecology Seth Benz and fellow birders for a hot, hearty lunch at Schooner Commons…

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Brown Bag: Birds, Trees, and Seaweed: What studying history might tell us about the future

November 21 @ 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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Long-term data are imperative to understanding the ecosystems of Acadia and how they are changing over time. On Thursday, November…

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Birding Hotspot Thursdays

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States

Join Schoodic Institute's Director of Bird Ecology Seth Benz and fellow birders for a hot, hearty lunch at Schooner Commons…

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December 2019

Ice Cream Social

December 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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