Special Events



To help limit exposure to COVID-19 and help protect our entire community, the TFC will be closed to the public until further notice. This closure includes the gates to the bridge and parking lot and all events and programs. By taking this proactive step, we may limit exposure to this virus and help protect our entire community, particularly those most vulnerable.


Fun Forest Programs!

There is a lot to see and do at the Tillamook Forest Center. Join us for family-friendly activities and enjoyable interpretive nature programs on your next visit to the Tillamook Forest Center.

Click here to view our program schedule. More programs coming soon!

Upcoming special events are listed below.


Summer Steelhead Release | Pending Due to COVID-19

April 18 & 19, 2020 (Estimated Dates)

11:30 am & 1:30 pm

Submerge yourself in the world of salmon and steelhead! In the Tillamook State Forest, salmon and steelhead 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 Wilson River and release fry that were raised in our visitor center fish tank. Watch our Facebook page for updates on their development. **Please Note** These are estimated dates. The release depends on when the fish are ready.


Wildfire Awareness Month in May

May 2, 2020 (Saturday)

Details coming soon!



Guest Presenter John Kallas | Tillamook Forest Wild Food Foraging

May 9, 2020 (Saturday)

Details coming soon!


National Association for Interpretation Region 10 Workshop

Rescheduled for late September

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

$30 NAI members, $45 non-members | Registration Required


This workshop provides participants an opportunity to discuss new and innovative ways heritage interpreters can engage their audience. We will openly explore solutions and share ideas focused on this year’s workshop theme, “Engaging Your Audience in Memorable Ways”, uniting as interpreters to facilitate meaningful connections with our audiences. With time to learn from professionals in the field, network with fellow educators, explore each unique host site, and attend off-site field trips, this is sure to be a memorable experience. We look forward to meeting each of you, and providing you with new skills and suggestions for your future programs and interactions.

The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving about 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over thirty other nations. Individual members include those who work at parks, museums, nature centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, historical and cultural sites, commercial tour companies, and theme parks. The Tillamook Forest Center is one of six sites throughout the Pacific Northwest region hosting this workshop. To view details about the workshop and to register, visit: NAI Region 10's Website.