Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements —

Now playing at OMSI’s Empirical Theater in 3D: National Parks Adventure

Nature classes at Portland area parks from Tinkergarten

Discovery Hikes with the Forest Park Conservancy

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

Hike series with Oregon Wild

Fall tours at the Hoyt Arboretum

Fall nature programming (pp. 165-170) from THPRD

Fall nature programming from the Friends of Tryon Creek

Fall nature programming at Jackson Bottom Wetlands (Hillsboro)

Fall nature programming at the Tillamook Forest Center (watch for announcements

Free Skills Series from Rewild Portland (every month)

Bird watching outings with Audubon Society of Portland

Bird walks with Backyard Bird Shop

Oct. 1 – Jan. 15 | Exhibit: Very Eric Carle | Portland Children’s Museum (this Eric Carle animal story exhibit would make a fun outing in conjunction with play time in the museum’s Outdoor Adventure!)

Oct. 6 – Dec. 17 | Exhibit: Extraordinary Playscapes | Design Museum Portland/PNCA

Nov. 19 – Dec. 11 | Exhibit: papercut artwork from Nikki McClure’s 2016 calendar | Land Gallery (opening reception with the artist on Nov. 19 from 6-9pm)

December 6 | Community Talk on Science and Cultural Significance of Pacific Lamprey | Johnson Creek Watershed Council

December 6 | Making the Connection: Alaska’s Refuges, Native Tribes, and Tualatin River NWR | Friends of the Refuge

December 7 | Trackers Forest School – Open House | Trackers Earth PDX

December 7 | Owl Prowl | Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

December 13 | Nature Night: Saving Amphibians and Reptiles in the Midst of the Earth’s Sixth Great Extinction | Audubon Society of Portland

December 17 | Winter Solstice | Friends of Tryon Creek

December 17 | Winter solstice sunset walk (at Cooper Mountain) | Metro

December 23 | Free Metro parks day (no parking fees) | Metro

January 14 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

February 4 | Raptor Road Trip on Sauvie Island | Audubon Society of Portland

February 11 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

February 17-20 | Great Backyard Bird Count | Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Regular nature outings (check websites for seasonal scheduling):
Nature Days in the Park and Nature Mobile from THPRD’s Natural Resources
Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Garden
Story and Strolls and Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek State Park
Ladybug Nature Walks with Portland Parks Environmental Education
Puddle Stompers at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Farm Fridays at Zenger Farm
Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, WA
Guided hikes at Columbia Springs in Vancouver, WA (third Wed. of most months)
Tillamook Tales at the Tillamook Forest Center

Did you know?
– $2 admission at OMSI the first Sunday of every month
– $3 admission at the World Forestry Center the first Thursday of every month
– $4 admission at the Oregon Zoo the second Tuesday of every month
– FREE admission at the Portland Art Museum the first Thursday of every month, 5-8pm
– FREE admission at the Portland Children’s Museum the first Friday of every month, 4-8pm
– FREE admission at the Oregon Historical Society & Museum every day for Multnomah County residents

*My friend Laura posts a monthly listing of kid and family-friendly events of natural, scientific, and cultural interest. December’s list is here.

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