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!

  • April
    • 2017 Explore Herrett: Science Camp-In - Herrett Center Museum
      • April 7, 2017  5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        A hands-on science adventure for grades 3-5. Two science classes, tee-shirt, snacks, and camping overnight in the museum galleries. Space is limited; fee: $50/child. Download the registration form here.
    • Herrett Forum lecture - Rick Allen Room
      • April 19, 2017  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

        "Public Lands — What are they, and who manages them?" by Lawrence Wasden, Attorney General, State of Idaho

        Herrett Forum lectures are usually presented on the 3rd Wednesday, Sept. - May.  Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, local citizens dedicated to bringing high-quality speakers, scholars, and artists to Twin Falls.  Free admission.  Doors open at 7 PM.

    • Astronomy Talk - Faulkner Planetarium
      • April 26, 2017  7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

        "Lights All Askew in the Heavens: Gravitational Lensing" by Chris Anderson, Observatory Coordinator

        In November 1919, Albert Einstein became a household name when his prediction that gravity bends starlight was proven correct.  Today, gravitational lenses are powerful tools for probing the distant universe.

        Admission (doors open at 7:30 PM):
        Adults: $2.50
        Children (7-17) & CSI students: $1.50
        Ages 0-6: Free

    • Int'l Astronomy Day Activities - Rick Allen Room
      • April 29, 2017  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

        Make-n-take activities, coloring pages, water bottle rocket construction and launches.  Admission to Rick Allen Room: $1


  • May
    • Herrett Forum lecture - Rick Allen Room
      • May 3, 2017  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

        "Ice Age Animals of the Snake River Plain: Camels, Elephants, Lions and Sloths, Oh, My!" by Sue Miller, Paleontologist (annual Crabtree Memorial Lecture, for Idaho Archaeology Month)

        Herrett Forum lectures are usually presented on the 3rd Wednesday, Sept. - May.  Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, local citizens dedicated to bringing high-quality speakers, scholars, and artists to Twin Falls.  Free admission.  Doors open at 7 PM.

    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Cordage and Native Plants - Herrett Center Museum
      • May 6, 2017  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
        Lean to identify local resources used in making cordage, string, and native rope. Participants will meet offsite for a nature walk to identify common native plants found locally, including some used prehistorically by the Shoshone, as well as dangerous plants to avoid. Participants will then extract fibers from plant resources and create a simple two-ply twist cordage.

        Minimum age: 12 (participants under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult)

        Fee: $25
    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Beginning Flintknapping Class 1 - Herrett Center Museum
      • May 23, 2017  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        Learn the basics of flintknapping, assemble your own flintknapping kit, and create a number of simple, flaked stone tools. Includes all materials and pizza on Saturday.

        Minimum age: 12 (participants under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult)

        Fee: $50
    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Beginning Flintknapping Class 2 - Herrett Center Museum
      • May 26, 2017  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        Learn the basics of flintknapping, assemble your own flintknapping kit, and create a number of simple, flaked stone tools. Includes all materials and pizza on Saturday.

        Minimum age: 12 (participants under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult)

        Fee: $50
    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Beginning Flintknapping Class 3 - Herrett Center Museum
      • May 27, 2017  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        Learn the basics of flintknapping, assemble your own flintknapping kit, and create a number of simple, flaked stone tools. Includes all materials and pizza on Saturday.

        Minimum age: 12 (participants under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult)

        Fee: $50
Comments or questions? Email us: herrett@csi.edu