Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center

Located at 9 Water Street, Rockland, Maine

The Maine Coastal Islands Visitor Center and Headquarters in Rockland is currently closed in the interest of public health & safety. Check the status of the refuge trails and visitor center here:  UPDATES

The World of Monarch Butterflies

VIRTUAL presentation: The World of Monarch Butterflies, Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. with Cyrene Slegona, Maine Master Naturalist.  Registration is required for this zoom presentation.  To request a link to this event, email

For more information about programs,  sign up for our e-newsletter or email request to (unless specified, programming is free of charge, although donations are appreciated to support the work of FOMCI)


Note: Our Nature Gift Store (run by volunteers) is open on most Monday afternoons (1-3 p.m.) and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. -3 p.m., and Wednesdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment.  It is open during all our events as well. We will reopen when the Visitor Center reopens.