The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Upcoming Special Events

All events listed are free to the public unless otherwise noted, made possible by the Herrett Center, the College of Southern Idaho, the Associated Students of CSI, the CSI Foundation, or as listed. Please join us!

  • July
    • Explore Herrett: A Midsummer Night's Dream(catcher) - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 1, 2015  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
        Guarantee sweet dreams with this creative craft while learning the history and importance of dreamcatchers in Native American culture. Build and decorate your very own dreamcatcher using household objects and easy-to-find craft supplies. Recommended for ages 8+. $10.00 per student.
    • Explore Herrett: Please Don't Feed the Butterflies - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 8, 2015  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
        Create and decorate your own butterfly feeding station in this fun class for all ages. Use mason jars, sponges, and string to assemble this simple and effective butterfly feeder. Installs easily in your back yard! Recommended for ages 8 and up. $10.00 per student.
    • Explore Herrett: Sticky Situation - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 15, 2015  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
        What did we do before Elmer’s? Discover the ins and outs of sticking together--naturally. Students in this class will explore a variety of native glues and binding materials and then mix their own glue following top-secret Herrett Center recipes. Recommended for ages 8 and up. $10.00 per student.
    • Astronomy Talk - Faulkner Planetarium
      • July 16, 2015  8:45 PM - 9:45 PM

        "New Horizons at Pluto" by Chris Anderson, Observatory Coordinator

        Nearly a decade after its launch, the first spacecraft to visit Pluto will begin to unravel the mysteries surrounding the icy dwarf planet and its family of moons.

        Admission (doors open at 8:30 PM):
        Adults: $2.50
        Students (incl. CSI w/activity card): $1.50
        6 and under: Free

    • Pomerelle Mountain Star Party solar viewing/water rockets - Centennial Observatory
      • July 18, 2015  3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
        At the Pomerelle Mountain Lodge. Safe, up-close views of the sun w/ specially filtered telescopes (weather permitting). Make and launch your own 2-liter water bottle rocket.
    • Pomerelle Mountain Star Party nighttime telescope viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • July 18, 2015  8:30 PM - 12:00 AM

        Lift ticket prices:
        Adults (13 and over): $8
        Children (ages 7-12): $5
        6 and under: Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

    • Explore Herrett: Rock Out with Rock Art! - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 22, 2015  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
        Unearth the differences between petroglyphs and pictographs in this rocking activity. Create your own rock art and participate in a group project for display at the Herrett Center. Recommended for ages 6+. $5.00 per student.
    • Explore Herrett: Split Twig Figures and Dolls - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 29, 2015  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
        Learn to create prehistoric toys and important ceremonial objects in this hands-on class for busy fingers. Craft a ceremonial deer from tule reeds, then construct dolls and action figures using cattail leaves. Recommended for ages 8+. $5.00 per student.

  • August
    • Explore Herrett: Rattlin' Rainsticks - Herrett Center Museum
      • August 5, 2015  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
        Replicate ancient rhythms with this musical activity. Assemble and decorate a traditional Peruvian rainstick using household objects and grocery-store ingredients. Shake it, roll it, and turn it upside down – this class is sure to generate some sound! Recommended for ages 6+. $10.00 per student.
    • Explore Herrett: Exploring Ethnobotany - Herrett Center Museum
      • August 12, 2015  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
        Take a walk on the wild side while exploring native plants just minutes from the museum. Local plant enthusiasts will lead a short nature hike around the CSI campus, stopping to identify native plants and explore their prehistoric uses by indigenous peoples. Discover tool-making resources, food plants, and general plant identification techniques. After the hike, return to the museum for a hands-on activity! Recommended for ages 8+. $5.00 per student.
    • City of Rocks Star Party solar viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • August 14, 2015  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        At the Smoky Mountain Campground. Safe, up-close views of the sun w/ specially filtered telescopes (weather permitting). No charge (park day use fees apply, however).
    • City of Rocks Star Party nighttime telescope viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • August 14, 2015  9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
        At the Castle Rocks State Park Lodge. Weather permitting. No charge (park day use fees apply).
    • City of Rocks Star Party solar viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • August 15, 2015  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        At the Smoky Mountain Campground. Safe, up-close views of the sun w/ specially filtered telescopes (weather permitting). No charge (park day use fees apply, however).
    • City of Rocks Star Party nighttime telescope viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • August 15, 2015  9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
        At the Castle Rocks State Park Lodge. Weather permitting. No charge (park day use fees apply).
    • KMVT Kids' Fest - Solar viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • August 29, 2015  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

        Safely view sunspots and the solar atmosphere through special filtered telescopes. Some bright stars and planets also visible! Free admission.

Comments or questions? Email us: herrett@csi.edu