Visit Schoodic

The Rockefeller Welcome Center will close for the season at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, and will re-open in May 2022.

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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April 2022

Bird Sound Recording in Acadia National Park

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a Zoom presentation on Bird Sound Recording in Acadia National Park. Listen to bird songs and learn…

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Birds of Spring: Anticipation and Appreciation

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 3, 2022

Wendell Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
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The seasonal shift of birds from wintering areas to summer breeding territories is well underway during the month of April. …

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Fun with Feathers

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Have ‘Fun with Feathers’ in person at the Schoodic Institute’s Wright Hall on Tuesday, April 19 from 10:00 AM to…

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Birds of Spring: Anticipation and Appreciation

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 3, 2022

Wendell Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
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The seasonal shift of birds from wintering areas to summer breeding territories is well underway during the month of April. …

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Landscape of Change

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Revisiting Natural History Data to Understand the Changing Climate of Acadia National Park Catherine Schmitt presents the results of Year…

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May 2022

Birds of Spring: Anticipation and Appreciation

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 3, 2022

Wendell Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
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The seasonal shift of birds from wintering areas to summer breeding territories is well underway during the month of April. …

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The Art, Science, and Joy of Bird Sound Recording: A Workshop – CANCELLED

May 15 - May 20
Rockefeller Hall, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. If you enjoy listening to bird sounds, you’ll delight in recording their songs and…

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2022 Nature Journaling Weekend – CANCELLED

May 20 - May 22
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Friday May 20 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Check-in at Rockefeller Hall 4:30…

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Benefits of Birdwatching: Ornitherapy, A Workshop For All – CANCELLED

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Magnolia Warbler

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Watching birds is not only fun, it is good for you! Learn why getting…

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Adventures in Rockweed: Researching the Ecology of the Maine Coast

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rockweed.  For some it’s the low tide slippery stuff between a swimmer and the swim, for others it’s strands of…

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