The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Welcome to the Herrett Center for Arts and Science

Herrett CenterThe Herrett Center for Arts and Science is a non-profit museum on the main campus of the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho, USA.  Its purpose is primarily educational, offering programs to elementary and secondary school students, CSI students, and the adult community of south-central Idaho.  The Center collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits anthropological artifacts and natural history specimens with an emphasis on the prehistoric American continents.

Our collections management policy and five-year institutional plan are available for review (Adobe Acrobat documents).

Eclipse Glasses Are Sold Out

Sorry, but we are sold out of eclipse glasses.  If you didn't get yours,
please choose another safe way to view, like pinhole projection.

Get your
2017 Solar Eclipse
Commemorative Tee-Shirt

Custom design based on a Pomo Indian legend, $12.95 and up.

N O T I C E :
The Herrett Center, the Faulkner Planetarium, and the Centennial Observatory will be CLOSED on Monday, August 21st, 2017 for the total solar eclipse.  We would like to strongly encourage everyone to travel to a location to see the total eclipse (details here on choosing a viewing location).  If you cannot, please enjoy the partial eclipse here in the Magic Valley (best viewed through solar shades, available at our Center store).

Want to view the sun close-up (and safely)?

Solar telescopes in the
Herrett Center Store
start under $200.

Now in the
Jean B. King Gallery:
"Inspired by the Natural World: Leo Edwin Ames and the Heyburn Collection"
through August 26th

View the sun up-close and safely

Summer Solar Sessions

1:30 to 3:30 Wed.
through Labor Day, free admission.

 Natural Hisotry
  • Six galleries including fossils, ancient stone tools, and Native American cultural items

Museum Galleries
Herrett Center Virtual Tour


Museum Galleries
Museum Galleries


Rick Allen Room
Rick Allen Room


Herrett Center Store
Herrett Center Store


  Download the brochure & form

  Educators' Guide
  Download the brochure

  Museum Hours
  Tuesdays & Fridays 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Saturdays 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Federal holidays. Admission to the museum is always free.

  Planetarium Show Times
(through August 20th)
  Tuesdays 10:30 1:30 2:30 3:30

7:00 8:00
  Wednesdays 10:30 1:30 2:30 3:30
  Thursdays 10:30 1:30 2:30 3:30
  Fridays 10:30 1:30 2:30 3:30

7:00 8:00
  Saturdays 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30

7:00 8:00
  Now Showing
  Additional shows offered at certain times.
  • Assistive listening devices available upon request.
  • No food, drink, or late entry.
  • Dark conditions and audio/visual effects may be too intense for children under four.

  Planetarium Admission
  Adults (ages 18-59) $6.00
  Seniors (ages 60+) $5.00
  Children (ages 2-17) &
CSI students (w/ activity card)
  Children under age 2 FREE
  A Herrett Center membership entitles you to a $1.00 discount on your ticket.
  *50% discount for Planetary Society members and families.


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