Special Events

Fun Forest Programs! - Check out our program schedule

There is a lot to see and do here at the Tillamook Forest Center, including family-friendly activities. Join our interpretive naturalists for a wide variety of enjoyable programs. Upcoming special events are listed below.



Tillamook Tales
Second Saturdays: August 9th and September 13th

11:30 am

It’s story time at the Tillamook Forest Center!
Join us to explore the forest through stories, songs, and activities – geared for young children (ages 3-6) and their caregivers. We will start off with an engaging children’s story and follow up with a fun activity; sure to entertain the wee ones. Each month we will host a different forest adventure, so come along and let our naturalists tell you a Tillamook Tale! This program is FREE and will be held the second Saturday of each month at the Tillamook Forest Center and includes a snack courtesy of the Tillamook Cheese Factory .


Return from the Burn

Friday, August 15th - Sunday, August 17th

Join us for a day of fun celebrating the unique Tillamook State Forest. Throughout the weekend we will host engaging activities and displays representing the history of the forest before, during and after the fires.

  • Meet Smokey Bear & his fire fighting friends – receive a free goodie bag!
  • Enjoy children’s storytime and puppet show
  • Visit with wildland fire fighters and see their gear
  • Tap your feet while listening to Timberbound’s old logger’s songs (Saturday only)
  • Watch a special steam donkey presentation
  • Unique seasonal displays, face painting and much more!

Although it’s always free to visit the Tillamook Forest Center, this year’s event is offered in conjunction with Tillamook County’s “A Step Back in Time” which offers visitors an opportunity to visit several other museums and a scenic train ride for an all-inclusive $15.00 pass. For more information please call the Garibaldi Maritime Museum at (503) 322-8411. We hope you’ll join us for the Return from the Burn event this year for some free family fun!


Forest Wildfire & Watershed Educator Workshop

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Save the date!

Details coming soon!


Mysterious Mushrooms of the Tillamook State Forest

Sunday, October 19, 2014

11:30 am & 1:30 pm

Details coming soon!


Salmon Release

November 2014

Check back for details and watch our facebook page!