Special Events

Fun Forest Programs!

Join us for family-friendly activities and enjoyable interpretive nature programs on your next visit to the Tillamook Forest Center. Check out our program schedule or visit us on Facebook.

Upcoming special events are listed below.


Tillamook Tales

Second Saturdays


  • September 12, 2015 — Raptors
  • October 10, 2015 — Fall Leaves
  • November 14, 2015 — Hibernation

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 2 - 5) and their caregivers. We will start off with an engaging children’s story, follow up with a fun hands-on activity and a snack; 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 (except for December, January and February, when we are closed).

Forest Wildfire & Watershed Educator Workshop

November 4, 2015 (Wednesday) New Date!

8:00am – 5:00 pm (all day)

The Tillamook State Forest, our backyard coastal rain forest, is home to a rich variety of habitats, ecosystems and wildlife. Explore the role of fire in the forest and the interconnected nature of the Wilson River watershed. Enjoy classroom activities, a peek at the Tillamook Forest Center exhibits and field experiences!

To register please visit: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops.

*This workshop is funded through the generous support of the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust.

Photographer Tim W. Moore Presents: Forest in Focus

October 24, 2015 (Saturday)

1:00 pm

We are blessed to live in one of the most stunning natural areas in the world, the Pacific Northwest. Freelance photographer, Tim Moore, has been fortunate to grow up in a family that loves to travel. Their trips range from weekend outings to short vacations that take them to many areas in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and beyond. The abundant natural settings, and a wide variety of wildlife, provide endless subject matter for his photographic pursuits. The Tillamook State Forest is a perfect place to bring a camera and capture beautiful images of wildlife and the outdoors. Join Tim on a photographic journey of his breath-taking images while learning his approach to get the best picture.

Enter to Win!

Purchase raffle tickets from October 1 – 24 ($3 each or two for $5) and enter to win a 18” X 24” matted and framed Rufous Visits Red Currant photograph valued at $150. All proceeds go to the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust. The winner will be announced October 24th after Tim’s presentation. Winner need not be present to win.


Photo Gallery on Display

A collection of Tim Moore’s forest-related photographs will be on display in the Tillamook Forest Center gallery during the month of October.


Salmon Release Walk

November 21 & 22 (estimated dates)

11:30 am & 1:30 pm

Submerge yourself in the world of salmon. In the Tillamook State Forest, salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Coast Range. Join us to explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and the underwater oasis of these dynamic fish. After a short presentation, we will walk to Jones Creek and release the tiny fry that were raised in our visitor center fish tank. Watch our Facebook page for updates on their development.


Holiday Wreath Making

November 28, 29 & 30

(Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

11:30 am

Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath to take home. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make cone bird feeders and other small items. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class [$15 wreaths & $5 cone bird feeders].

Registration is required and the deadline is Sunday, November 22nd.

Please call 866-930-4646, email us,,or stop by the center to reserve your place.