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!

  • May
    • Transit of Mercury - Centennial Observatory
      • May 9, 2016  7:00 AM - 12:45 PM

        6:15 AM - Observatory opens.
        6:22 AM - Sun rises with Mercury already in transit.
        12:42 PM - Mercury exits the solar disk.
        12:45 PM - Observatory closes.

        First transit of Mercury since 2006.  Telescope with proper filters required to view. Free admission.
    • Herrett Forum lecture - Rick Allen Room
      • May 11, 2016  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

        "Archeology of the Idaho National Laboratory" by Brenda Pace, Archaeologist, Idaho National Laboratory (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.

    • Int'l Astronomy Day Activities - Rick Allen Room
      • May 14, 2016  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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


  • June
    • Hagerman Fossil Beds Star Party Solar Viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • June 4, 2016  1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

        Solar viewing (weather permitting) and hands-on activities at the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Visitors' Center. Free Admission

    • Hagerman Fossil Beds Star Party night sky orientation - Centennial Observatory
      • June 4, 2016  8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        At the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument visitors' center. Free admission.
    • Hagerman Fossil Beds Star Party telescope viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • June 4, 2016  9:45 PM - 12:00 AM
        At the Oregon Trail Overlook, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, deep-sky targets (weather permitting).
    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Beginning Flintknapping Class 1 - Herrett Center Museum
      • June 14, 2016  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        Learn the ins and outs of breaking rock in this exciting workshop!  Assemble your own tool kit, learn some flintknapping lingo, and create a number of simple flaked obsidian tools.  Through hands-on instruction and live demonstrations, this workshop will focus on the creation and recognition of expedient stone tools by the beginning flintknapper.  Knapping safety will be emphasized for all students.  Includes all class materials and pizza on Saturday.

        Class limit: 10

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

        Fee: $50
    • Summer Workshops for Kids: Paper Planes - Herrett Center Museum
      • June 15, 2016  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        Ever wonder what keeps airplanes in the sky? Join us for a workshop all about flight! Everyone will learn the basic science behind flying, and then have a chance to build their own paper airplane. We will finish the workshop with a paper plane fly-off to see which designs are the best flyers!

        For ages 6 and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

        Fee: $5
    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Beginning Flintknapping Class 2 - Herrett Center Museum
      • June 17, 2016  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        Learn the ins and outs of breaking rock in this exciting workshop!  Assemble your own tool kit, learn some flintknapping lingo, and create a number of simple flaked obsidian tools.  Through hands-on instruction and live demonstrations, this workshop will focus on the creation and recognition of expedient stone tools by the beginning flintknapper.  Knapping safety will be emphasized for all students.  Includes all class materials and pizza on Saturday.

        Class limit: 10

        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
      • June 18, 2016  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        Learn the ins and outs of breaking rock in this exciting workshop!  Assemble your own tool kit, learn some flintknapping lingo, and create a number of simple flaked obsidian tools.  Through hands-on instruction and live demonstrations, this workshop will focus on the creation and recognition of expedient stone tools by the beginning flintknapper.  Knapping safety will be emphasized for all students.  Includes all class materials and pizza on Saturday.

        Class limit: 10

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

        Fee: $50
    • Summer Workshops for Kids: Coiled Pottery - Herrett Center Museum
      • June 22, 2016  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        Many different American Indian cultures created beautiful clay pottery. The technique that was widely used in North and South America is called coiling. In this workshop, you will make your own coiled clay pot using air-dry clay. The technique is easy to learn, and everyone will leave with a completed pot that will dry overnight!

        For ages 6 and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

        Fee: $10
    • Summer Workshops for Kids: Hoop Drums - Herrett Center Museum
      • June 29, 2016  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        For the many Native cultures that call the Great Plains their homeland, the hoop was a very important symbol of the circle of life. In this workshop, you will have the chance to create one of the most musical examples of the hoop in Great Plains cultures: the drum! Learn about other important symbols as you build and decorate your own hoop drum.

        For ages 8 and up.

        Fee: $10
Comments or questions? Email us: herrett@csi.edu