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 online program schedule.

Upcoming special events are listed below.


Winter Cleaning Party

February 11, 2017 (Saturday)

All Day

Join us for a special volunteer opportunity at the Tillamook Forest Center - it’s time to clean! As the saying goes, “many hands make light work.” Help us keep your center beautiful and get ready to re-open for the 2017 season with a quick indoor cleanup. Tasks will include cleaning exhibits, tagging gift shop items and sprucing up the facility.

  • No prior training is required
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Ability to follow directions, bend, lift 10 pounds and work in a group setting is required

Refreshments will be provided and registration is required. To register or for more information please call (503) 815-6807. Hurry as space is limited!


National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Host Training

February 15 & 16, 2017 (Wednesday & Thursday)

Save the date!

The Certified Interpretive Host Training is designed for employees and volunteers who are responsible for public contact. The training focuses on developing skills for mission-based customer service. Topics covered include the basics of interpretation; customer service and hospitality; and using informal interpretation to support the agency mission.


Mike Watson Art Exhibit

March – May 2017

All Day

Mike Watson was born in Kansas City, Missouri in May of 1972. His family soon moved to the Willamette Valley, and while growing up he was always the odd kid out, with very few friends. As a result, Mike took refuge in art as a means of cultivating an inner world; painting, drawing, sculpting, whittling and building a framework for the thoughts and feelings with which he had no one else to share.

He learned his crafts from whoever was willing to share. Advertising and graphic art heavily influences his current work in the medium and technique of scratchboard, which reveals its message through the exposure of high contrast. His scratchboard-style engravings communicate with a minimalism and starkness that penetrates into our most basic visual cues, eliciting recognition of shape and form with a sparseness of information.