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.


Lay Out Your Anchor by Gordon Bok

Friday, October 6, 5-8 p.m. – First Friday Art Walk – Come see the works of Gordon Bok, Camden; Lois Anne, Rockland; and Julie Cyr, Belfast.  

Monday, October 9, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – Bones, Baleen & Whale Ecology – An Interactive Program for All Ages – Make your reservation by contacting FOMCI.  Sponsored by First National Bank.

Native tree smothered by Asiatic bittersweet

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 p.m. – Invasive Plants of Mid-coast Maine – Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water

Conservation District. Learn to recognize key invasives in our area and explore control & prevention strategies.

Check out the programs coming up this fall and winter (more being added periodically).  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)