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.
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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Things you can expect from the changing climate and how you can respond. No hype. Useful information. Weather, Water, Wildlife,…Find out more »
Join Jesse Wheeler, Exotic Plant Management Program Coordinator, Acadia National Park as he presents this Brown Bag lunch, Thursday, June…Find out more »
Help keep Acadia National Park healthy for the animals that call it home and the millions of people who come…Find out more »
Microplastic is a pervasive pollutant found in every habitat in the world. Learn about global microplastic distribution, where in may come from, how…Find out more »
Plein-Air Painting with Philip Frey With the Schoodic peninsula landscape as our focus, artist Philip Frey will present pivotal lessons…Find out more »
Join Schoodic Institute and Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in welcoming artist Philip Frey to the Institute for a special book…Find out more »
Brown Bag: Protecting and Preserving Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer
How will the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer impact Wabanaki Basket-making traditions in the State of Maine? Join us…Find out more »