The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Explore Herrett:

Afternoon Adventures

Primitive Skills for Modern Man

2015 Classes Date Time Fee
Nature Walk for Children June 10th 1:00 to 2:20 PM $5
Leaf Art! June 17th 1:00 to 2:20 PM $5
Hoops and Darts June 24th 1:00 to 2:20 PM $10
A Midsummer Night's Dream(catcher) July 1st 1:00 to 2:20 PM $10
Please Don't Feed the Butterflies July 8th 1:00 to 2:20 PM $10
Sticky Situation July 15th 1:00 to 2:20 PM $10
Rock Out with Rock Art! July 22nd 1:00 to 2:20 PM $5
Split Twig Figures and Dolls July 29th 1:00 to 2:20 PM $5
Rattlin' Rainsticks August 5th 1:00 to 2:20 PM $10
Exploring Ethnobotany August 12th 1:00 to 2:20 PM $5

Nature Walk for Children

Explore Native American mythology and the outdoors during this nature walk on the CSI campus.  Depart from the Herrett Center at 1:00 PM for a tour of native plants and their uses in Native American culture while keeping a lookout for insects, birds, and other animals along the way.  Hear tales from Coyote, Raven, and other classic mythological characters as you travel across the campus.  Recommended for ages 4 to 7.

Wednesday, June 10th, 1:00 to 2:20 PM.

Fee: $5

Leaf Art!

Climb out on a creative limb with this fun-for-all-ages art activity.  Gather leaves and other natural objects from across the CSI campus to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece.  Display your art in the Herrett Center for everyone to see!  Recommended for all ages.

Wednesday, June 17th, 1:00 to 2:20 PM.

Fee: $5

Hoops and Darts

Try your hand at this classic Native American game using traditional materials to construct a set of prehistoric lawn darts.  Build a set of corncob darts and a willow hoop, then learn the rules of this fun pastime on the Herrett Center front lawn.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Wednesday, June 24th, 1:00 to 2:20 PM.

Fee: $10

A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Catcher)

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 and up.

Wednesday, July 1st, 1:00 to 2:20 PM.

Fee: $10

Please Don’t Feed the Butterflies!

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.

Wednesday, July 8th, 1:00 to 2:20 PM.

Fee: $10

Sticky Situation

What did we do before Elmer’s?  Discover the ins and outs of sticking together—naturally.  Explore a variety of native glues and binding materials and then mix your own glue following top-secret Herrett Center recipes.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Wednesday, July 15th, 1:00 to 2:20 PM.

Fee: $10

Rock Out with Rock Art!

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 and up.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 1:00 to 2:20 PM.

Fee: $5

Split Twig Figures and Dolls

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 and up.

Wednesday, July 29th, 1:00 to 2:20 PM.

Fee: $5

Rattlin’ Rainsticks

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 and up.

Wednesday, August 5th, 1:00 to 2:20 PM.

Fee: $10

Exploring Ethnobotany

Take a walk on the wild side while exploring native plants just minutes from the Herrett Center for Arts & Science.  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 Herrett Center for a hands-on activity!  Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Wednesday, August 12th, 1:00 to 2:20 PM.

Fee: $5

Registration and more information

Call the Herrett Center Front Desk during museum open hours: (208) 732-6655
or contact Joey Heck (208) 732-6668.