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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February 2022

Acadia Winter Festival: iNaturalist Workshop for the Whole Family

February 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Learn about citizen science using iNaturalist, a free app that helps people…

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Moss and Lichen Walk and Talk for Beginners or Experts

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A flowering mountain cranberry pokes through a bed of lichen on Schoodic Head.

Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Learn the basics of telling bryophytes and lichens apart, some common groups…

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Acadia Winter Festival: Learn to Needle-felt A Harbor Seal – FULL

February 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival This event has reached capacity.  Please consider some of our other AWF…

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Movies at Moore: Togo (2019)

February 6 @ 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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Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Join us for a special Winter Festival edition of Movies at Moore…

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Acadia Winter Festival: Ice Cream Social

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Part of Schoodic Institute's 2022 Acadia Winter Festival Bring your family over to Schooner Commons and enjoy a complimentary ice…

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May 2022

Ornitherapy: For Your Mind, Body, and Soul with Holly Merker

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

Watching birds is not only fun, it is good for you! Learn why getting your daily dose of Ornitherapy is…

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Ornitherapy: For Your Mind, Body, and Soul with Holly Merker

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Watching birds is not only fun, it is good for you! Learn why getting your daily dose of Ornitherapy is…

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Spring Birds in Acadia, with Puffin Cruise

May 24 - May 27
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Schoodic Institute's Seth Benz and Holly Merker, author of "Ornitherapy" will lead this four-day bird tour designed to enhance your…

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June 2022

Rising to the Challenge: Whales, Wind and Waves and Commercial Fishing in Eastern Maine with Paul Anderson

June 14 @ 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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Join us Tuesday evening, June 14, 2022 for a free presentation by Paul Anderson, Director of Maine Center for Coastal…

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Acadia’s Birds by Land & Sea I

June 21 - June 25
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Explore a variety of habitats in the Downeast Acadia Region, focusing on terrestrial birding hotspots and nearshore waters of the…

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