Events at Visitor Center

Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center

One of the ways FOMCI supports the wildlife refuge is by providing programming, exhibits and art to the Visitor Center in Rockland with grants and your donations. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for holidays. The center also is open on the First Friday Art Walks in Rockland from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and on select evenings and Saturdays for events.  During July and August, the center is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Come explore the center at 9 Water Street in Rockland, Maine. For more information, call 594-0600, ext. 5.


 Friday, June 1, 5-8 p.m.  First Friday Art Walk – Come see 

 our Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery    Featuring conservation art from Lynn Travis, Lincolnville; Gwen Sylvester, Rockland; and Sherrie York, Pemaquid


Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.- Seabirds 101

Learn about what makes a seabird a seabird, includingadaptations, feeding patterns, breeding habits, migration, threats and conservation efforts. 

Thursday, June 7, 2:00 p.m. – Seabirds 101 (repeated)

Thursday, June 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m. –Watercolor Basics for

Red Knots by Gwen Sylvester

Nature Art – Join artist, Gwen Sylvester to learn some basics in watercolor painting, and see how she has applied these techniques to her own art that is currently hanging in our art gallery.  Hands-on. Supplies provided.  $10 donation. 

                 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)