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
    • Pomerelle Mountain Star Party solar viewing/water rockets - Centennial Observatory
      • July 2, 2016  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 2, 2016  9:45 PM - 12:00 AM
        Free telescope viewing behind the Pomerelle Mtn. lodge.
    • Summer Workshops for Kids: Nature Walk - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 13, 2016  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        Take a walk on the wild side while exploring native plants just minutes from the Herrett Center!  Join us for a short nature hike around the CSI campus, stopping to identify native plants and explore their prehistoric uses by indigenous peoples.  Everyone will discover tool-making resources, edible plants, and general plant identification techniques.  After the hike, return to the Herrett Center for an activity!

        Ages 8 and up.

        Fee: $5.00
    • Summer Workshops for Kids: Fossil Casts - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 20, 2016  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        Many of the fossils seen in museums are not originals!  The originals are often too fragile to be on display, so museums create casts of the fossils that look just like the real thing!  In this workshop, you will have the chance to create your own fossil cast of an object from the Herrett Center collection!

        Ages 6 and up. Children under 8 must have a parent present.

        Fee: $10
    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Atlatls ("Spear Chuckin' 101") - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 25, 2016  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        Let loose your inner caveman during this popular activity!  Following an introductory dart throwing session, participants in this workshop will learn the history of the atlatl, identify and gather local resources for constructing an atlatl, and then design and build a working atlatl and dart set.  Participants will be encouraged to complete one phase of their primitive weaponry each evening.  Friday’s class will conclude with an atlatl competition among students.  Includes all materials.

        Class limit: 15

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

        Fee: $50
    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Atlatls ("Spear Chuckin' 101") - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 26, 2016  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        Let loose your inner caveman during this popular activity!  Following an introductory dart throwing session, participants in this workshop will learn the history of the atlatl, identify and gather local resources for constructing an atlatl, and then design and build a working atlatl and dart set.  Participants will be encouraged to complete one phase of their primitive weaponry each evening.  Friday’s class will conclude with an atlatl competition among students.  Includes all materials.

        Class limit: 15

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

        Fee: $50
    • Summer Workshops for Kids: Textile Printing - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 27, 2016  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        In the rainforests of Peru, the Shipibo and Conibo people create beautiful designs that they paint all over everything that they wear.  In this workshop, you will use printmaking techniques to create your own printed fabric using based on the artwork of the Shipibo and Conibo people.  Learn about Peruvian cultures and about printmaking!

        Ages 8 and up.

        Fee: $15
    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Atlatls ("Spear Chuckin' 101") - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 27, 2016  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        Let loose your inner caveman during this popular activity!  Following an introductory dart throwing session, participants in this workshop will learn the history of the atlatl, identify and gather local resources for constructing an atlatl, and then design and build a working atlatl and dart set.  Participants will be encouraged to complete one phase of their primitive weaponry each evening.  Friday’s class will conclude with an atlatl competition among students.  Includes all materials.

        Class limit: 15

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

        Fee: $50
    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Atlatls ("Spear Chuckin' 101") - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 28, 2016  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        Let loose your inner caveman during this popular activity!  Following an introductory dart throwing session, participants in this workshop will learn the history of the atlatl, identify and gather local resources for constructing an atlatl, and then design and build a working atlatl and dart set.  Participants will be encouraged to complete one phase of their primitive weaponry each evening.  Friday’s class will conclude with an atlatl competition among students.  Includes all materials.

        Class limit: 15

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

        Fee: $50
    • Primitive Skills for Modern Man: Atlatls ("Spear Chuckin' 101") - Herrett Center Museum
      • July 29, 2016  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        Let loose your inner caveman during this popular activity!  Following an introductory dart throwing session, participants in this workshop will learn the history of the atlatl, identify and gather local resources for constructing an atlatl, and then design and build a working atlatl and dart set.  Participants will be encouraged to complete one phase of their primitive weaponry each evening.  Friday’s class will conclude with an atlatl competition among students.  Includes all materials.

        Class limit: 15

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

        Fee: $50

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