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!

  • 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

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