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 4:00 p.m.  Come explore the center at 9 Water Street in Rockland, Maine. For more information, call 594-0600, ext. 5.


 Friday, July 6, 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

Sunday, July 15, 4-6 p.m. out of Bar Harbor – Friends’ Annual Seabird Cruise & Fundraiser.  Purchase tickets online. View puffins and other sealife from Bar Harbor to Petit Manan Islands.  Includes: On board refuge staff & volunteers; appetizers, beer & wine & other beverages, plus an auction.  Proceeds support FOMCI.  Tickets also available at our Nature Store.

Thursday, July 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Art of Printmaking – Join artist, Sherrie York to learn how she creates her seabird prints and enjoy a hands-on experience in printmaking.  Supplies provided.  Reservations required by calling 594-0600 x5.  $10 donation. 

Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Juried Art Show – Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife – Click here for guidelines and entry form. – Have your Maine Coastal Wildlife art exhibited in our art gallery during August.  Proceeds benefit FOMCI. 

Saturday, July 28, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Fog Bar – THE ORIGINAL FLOCK PARTY –  Costumes, DJ, Dance, Raffle! Join this Fabulous Feathered Fling, shake your tail feathers and support Bird and Wildlife conservation in Maine.  Admission is $10 and all proceeds go to support Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Avian Haven.This event is Sponsored by Avian Haven, FOMCI, and Fog Bar, with additional support from First National Bank.

                 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)