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.  This 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, August 4, 4 – 7 p.m.Opening Reception for Juried Art Show – Come see the pieces selected for our first juried art show – Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife.  On this evening, people will have the chance to vote on their favorite pieces and select the People’s Choice Award, including one for students. 

Saturday, August 12, 2 p.m. – Seabirds 101 – Join our pathways intern, Hannah Brazier, to explore what makes a bird a seabird. Learn about adaptations, feeding patterns, breeding habits, migration, threats and conservation efforts of seabirds. 

Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 p.m. – Journey to the Arctic 

Saturday, August 19, 2 p.m. – Seabirds 101 – Another chance to hear this program if you missed out. 

Check out the programs coming up this summer and fall.  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)