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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August 2022

Old Collections, New Analyses: Wabanaki Archaeology at Acadia National Park, Maine with Bonnie Newsom

August 9 @ 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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Join us Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 7 PM for a free evening lecture with Dr. Bonnie Newsom, Assistant Professor…

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Stars Over Schoodic

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Night sky over Rockeferller Hall

As darkness falls over the Schoodic Peninsula, the Milky Way arches across the sky from horizon to horizon.  Suspended within…

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Acadia’s Birds by Land & Sea II

August 20 - August 24
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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common tern fllying with fish in its beak

Explore a variety of habitats in the Downeast Acadia Region, focusing on terrestrial birding hotspots and nearshore waters of the…

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Birds, Bugs, Birches, & Barnacles!

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Do you love exploring nature, observing the details, and learning more about the world around you? Then our BioBlitz is…

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It’s a Big Universe – Where Do We Fit In?

August 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Milky Way over waves

Since ancient times, people have looked to the sun, moon, and stars, asking the questions: How big is the cosmos?…

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Stars Over Schoodic

August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Night sky over Rockeferller Hall

As darkness falls over the Schoodic Peninsula, the Milky Way arches across the sky from horizon to horizon.  Suspended within…

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It’s a Big Universe – Where Do We Fit In?

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Milky Way over waves

Since ancient times, people have looked to the sun, moon, and stars, asking the questions: How big is the cosmos?…

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Winged Migration

August 27 - August 31
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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This tour begins in Bangor, Maine at 8:00 AM *.  We’ll spend two nights at Schoodic Institute in Acadia National…

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The Elemental Landscape: Plein-Air Painting with Philip Frey

August 31 - September 4
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Painting - Phil Frey - Bold Coast Oil on Canvas

With the beautiful landscapes of Acadia National Park and Schoodic Peninsula as inspiration, artist Philip Frey presents a workshop for…

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September 2022

Wild Mushrooms in Maine: Entering a World of Wonder and Ecological Treasure with Greg Marley

September 13 @ 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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Join us Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 7 PM for a free evening lecture with Greg Marley, author of Mushrooms…

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