Program & Event Calendar

Are you looking for something fun to do in the forest? Join the Tillamook Forest Center staff for a variety of fascinating, forest-related programs. From Dutch oven cooking presentations to wildflower walks we’ve got something for everyone.

Most events are FREE and open to ALL AGES.

Do you have an organized group that would like a special program about the Tillamook State Forest? Contact us in advance of your planned visit to see if we can accommodate your group.

For more information call 866-930-4646. For directions to the center click here.

July 22 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Owls | Silent Hunters of the Night

Enter the nocturnal world of the owl, a stealthy predator built for nighttime attack. Find out who’s hooting and hunting in the Tillamook State Forest, get an up-close view of what makes these wide-eyed beasts the rulers of the night, and learn how you can find their hidden clues on your own.

July 22 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center. We will take an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coast Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

July 27 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Woodpeckers | Drummers of the Forest

The Tillamook State Forest is home for some of North America’s largest woodpeckers. Come find out about the grand daddy of all woodpeckers and their smaller cousins. We’ll discover some interesting facts and fiction about the drummers of the forest.

July 27 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Tea Time | Tonics of the Forest

Join naturalists for a talk about teas from the leaves, roots, and flowers of plants that can be found in the Tillamook State Forest, then sample some of the concoctions and vote for your favorite!

July 28 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Tea Time | Tonics of the Forest

Join naturalists for a talk about teas from the leaves, roots, and flowers of plants that can be found in the Tillamook State Forest, then sample some of the concoctions and vote for your favorite!

July 28 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Signs of Wildlife

Where are all of the animals? Learn to recognize the clues animals leave behind and you will find that they are all around you. Join interpreters for a forest walk where we will share tips to enhance your chances of spotting wildlife and increase your awareness of their presence.

July 29 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Signs of Wildlife

Where are all of the animals? Learn to recognize the clues animals leave behind and you will find that they are all around you. Join interpreters for a forest walk where we will share tips to enhance your chances of spotting wildlife and increase your awareness of their presence.

July 29 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Woodpeckers | Drummers of the Forest

The Tillamook State Forest is home for some of North America’s largest woodpeckers. Come find out about the grand daddy of all woodpeckers and their smaller cousins. We’ll discover some interesting facts and fiction about the drummers of the forest.

August 3 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Clever, Courageous Coyotes

Did you know that coyotes were once considered extremely rare in this neck of the woods? Join us here at the Tillamook Forest Center to explore the untold story of these amazingly adaptable animals and discover how our actions can impact them in big ways!

August 3 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Forest Bounty Walk | Eating Local

Long before dinner was just a shopping trip away, many people relied on forest for food. Join us on a guided walk through family-friendly trails and discover what Native Americans hunted and gathered in these woods.

August 4 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Forest Bounty Walk | Eating Local

Long before dinner was just a shopping trip away, many people relied on forest for food. Join us on a guided walk through family-friendly trails and discover what Native Americans hunted and gathered in these woods.

August 4 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Owls | Silent Hunters of the Night

Enter the nocturnal world of the owl, a stealthy predator built for nighttime attack. Find out who’s hooting and hunting in the Tillamook State Forest, get an up-close view of what makes these wide-eyed beasts the rulers of the night, and learn how you can find their hidden clues on your own.

August 5 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Owls | Silent Hunters of the Night

Enter the nocturnal world of the owl, a stealthy predator built for nighttime attack. Find out who’s hooting and hunting in the Tillamook State Forest, get an up-close view of what makes these wide-eyed beasts the rulers of the night, and learn how you can find their hidden clues on your own.

August 5 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Clever, Courageous Coyotes

Did you know that coyotes were once considered extremely rare in this neck of the woods? Join us here at the Tillamook Forest Center to explore the untold story of these amazingly adaptable animals and discover how our actions can impact them in big ways!

August 10 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

August 10 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Forest E.R.

Take a pulse on forest health with us as our resident Tree Doctor performs procedures to uncover illnesses hidden just beneath the surface. Discover buggy infestations, fungal infections that aren’t so fun, and foreign foliage that make huge impacts on Oregon’s forests. What kind of prescription could cure these problems? Come visit us and find out!

August 11 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Forest E.R.

Take a pulse on forest health with us as our resident Tree Doctor performs procedures to uncover illnesses hidden just beneath the surface. Discover buggy infestations, fungal infections that aren’t so fun, and foreign foliage that make huge impacts on Oregon’s forests. What kind of prescription could cure these problems? Come visit us and find out!

August 11 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Signs of Wildlife

Where are all of the animals? Learn to recognize the clues animals leave behind and you will find that they are all around you. Join interpreters for a forest walk where we will share tips to enhance your chances of spotting wildlife and increase your awareness of their presence.

August 12 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Signs of Wildlife

Where are all of the animals? Learn to recognize the clues animals leave behind and you will find that they are all around you. Join interpreters for a forest walk where we will share tips to enhance your chances of spotting wildlife and increase your awareness of their presence.

August 12 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

August 17 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Rainforest Walk

Lush moss, tall Douglas-fir trees, rough skinned newts, salmon and more depend on the 120 inches of rain that falls on the Tillamook State Forest. Grab your umbrellas or hats (depending on the weather) to soak in the views and experience a temperate rain forest on a short, family friendly stroll around the center.

August 17 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Tea Time | Tonics of the Forest

Join naturalists for a talk about teas from the leaves, roots, and flowers of plants that can be found in the Tillamook State Forest, then sample some of the concoctions and vote for your favorite!

August 18 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Tea Time | Tonics of the Forest

Join naturalists for a talk about teas from the leaves, roots, and flowers of plants that can be found in the Tillamook State Forest, then sample some of the concoctions and vote for your favorite!

August 18 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Several wild animals of the Tillamook often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for a program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.
***This description comes from the book “Natures Yucky" by Lee Ann Landstrom & Karen I. Shragg © Mt. Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT 2003.

August 19 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Several wild animals of the Tillamook often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for a program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.
***This description comes from the book “Natures Yucky” by Lee Ann Landstrom & Karen I. Shragg © Mt. Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT 2003.

August 19 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Rainforest Walk

Lush moss, tall Douglas-fir trees, rough skinned newts, salmon and more depend on the 120 inches of rain that falls on the Tillamook State Forest. Grab your umbrellas or hats (depending on the weather) to soak in the views and experience a temperate rain forest on a short, family friendly stroll around the center.

August 24 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Clever, Courageous Coyotes

Did you know that coyotes were once considered extremely rare in this neck of the woods? Join us here at the Tillamook Forest Center to explore the untold story of these amazingly adaptable animals and discover how our actions can impact them in big ways!

August 24 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Steam Donkeys | Workhorses of the Woods

Moving logs from the forest to the mill was once powered by horses and oxen. Innovations in steam technology changed the game, adding power, efficiency, and a little more danger to logging. Journey from past to present with us through these transitions in timber technology.

August 25 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Steam Donkeys | Workhorses of the Woods

Moving logs from the forest to the mill was once powered by horses and oxen. Innovations in steam technology changed the game, adding power, efficiency, and a little more danger to logging. Journey from past to present with us through these transitions in timber technology.

August 25 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Surprising Snakes!

Sometimes, it’s no fun being surprised by a snake. But sometimes, it’s a blast! Our naturalists will introduce you to some of Oregon's slitheriest residents, and debunk the negative myths that surround these fascinating creatures. These snakes are sure to surprise you (in a good way)!

August 26 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Surprising Snakes!

Sometimes, it’s no fun being surprised by a snake. But sometimes, it’s a blast! Our naturalists will introduce you to some of Oregon's slitheriest residents, and debunk the negative myths that surround these fascinating creatures. These snakes are sure to surprise you (in a good way)!

August 26 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Clever, Courageous Coyotes

Did you know that coyotes were once considered extremely rare in this neck of the woods? Join us here at the Tillamook Forest Center to explore the untold story of these amazingly adaptable animals and discover how our actions can impact them in big ways!

August 31 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Elusive Elk

In the Tillamook State Forest, it is always a delight to catch a glimpse of the secretive Roosevelt elk. Discover how these majestic animals live in the ever-changing forest environment. Naturalists will share ideas on improving your chances of seeing an elk and explore why they butt heads, shed their antlers, and choose to travel the steep slopes of Oregon’s Coast Range.

August 31 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Forest Bounty Walk | Eating Local

Long before dinner was just a shopping trip away, many people relied on forest for food. Join us on a guided walk through family-friendly trails and discover what Native Americans hunted and gathered in these woods.

September 1 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Forest Bounty Walk | Eating Local

Long before dinner was just a shopping trip away, many people relied on forest for food. Join us on a guided walk through family-friendly trails and discover what Native Americans hunted and gathered in these woods.

September 1 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Signs of Wildlife

Where are all of the animals? Learn to recognize the clues animals leave behind and you will find that they are all around you. Join interpreters for a forest walk where we will share tips to enhance your chances of spotting wildlife and increase your awareness of their presence.

September 2 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Signs of Wildlife

Where are all of the animals? Learn to recognize the clues animals leave behind and you will find that they are all around you. Join interpreters for a forest walk where we will share tips to enhance your chances of spotting wildlife and increase your awareness of their presence.

September 2 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Elusive Elk

In the Tillamook State Forest, it is always a delight to catch a glimpse of the secretive Roosevelt elk. Discover how these majestic animals live in the ever-changing forest environment. Naturalists will share ideas on improving your chances of seeing an elk and explore why they butt heads, shed their antlers, and choose to travel the steep slopes of Oregon’s Coast Range.