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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September 2022

Open Air: Painting the Maine Coast with Liz Prescott

September 18 - September 21
Schoodic Point, Arey Cove Road
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Join Liz at Acadia this September for plein air painting on the rocks of the beautiful Schoodic Peninsula, with sweeping…

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Artist Workshop: Capture the Beauty of Acadia – Plein Air Painting with Kevin Beers

September 25 - September 29
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Join artist Kevin Beers for this fall retreat in Acadia. The workshop will be open to all levels of skill…

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Downeast Maine Birding Hotspots

September 30 - October 4
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Two harlequin ducks in dark blue ocean waves

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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October 2022

Seabirds at Schoodic Point

October 14 - October 17
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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In October, the waters off Schoodic Point are filled with migrating waterbirds: loons, sea ducks, and cormorants.  A variety of…

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Acadian Arts Fall Retreat – Watercolor Painting and International Cooking

October 18 - October 21
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Schoodic Point is arguably one of the most beautiful places in Acadia National Park!  Stay on the Schoodic Education and…

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Acadia National Park Science Symposium

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Save the date! The theme of this year's daylong symposium is "Research in Acadia: Then & Now," featuring the work…

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