The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Summer Story Time

Join us on Thursdays at 11:00 AM for Summer Story Time!  Free admission for all ages.

Date Title & Author
June 7th The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes
June 14th The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell
June 21st The Museum by Susan Verde
June 28th Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
July 5th Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell
July 12th Raven: A trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott
July 19th Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay A. Haring
July 26th Daniel's Dinosaurs by Mary Carmine
August 2nd Grandma and the Pirates by Phoebe Gilman
August 9th Saturn For My Birthday by John McGranaghan
August 16th I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman

Summer Workshops for Kids

Summer Workshops for Kids

Explore the science of slime, the culture of Northwestern Native peoples, the rhythms of a rattle drum, and more.  These fun and educational workshops are for kids only (no adults, please).

Space is limited, and each workshop will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.  Payment must be received in order to reserve a spot.  Please note age restrictions for all workshops.

To register call: (208) 732-6655 or stop in to the Herrett Center during museum hours.  Download the registration form here (Adobe Acrobat format).  For questions about the workshops call Kindy Combe: (208) 732-6664

2018 Classes Date Ages Fee
Seed Bombs June 6th 6 and up $5
Nature Sun Catcher Chimes June 13th 7 and up $5
Ooey, Gooey Slime! June 20th 6 and up $10
Rattle Drums June 27th 6 and up $5
Coastal Construction July 11th 6 and up $5
Hoops & Darts July 18th 8 and up $10
Keith Haring Art Project July 25th 8 and up $5
Paper Beads August 1st 8 and up $5
Searching for Treasure! August 8th 4-7 $10

Seed Bombs

Flowers look pretty and smell wonderful but can also be beneficial in so many ways!  Participants in this workshop will be able to learn about the benefits of some kinds of wildflowers and get their own hands dirty making wildflower seed bombs that they can take home and plant.

For ages 6 and up.

Wednesday, June 6th, 1:00 to 2:30 PM.

Fee: $5

Nature Sun Catcher Chimes

Take the beauty of nature and turn it into a beautiful wind chime!  Participants in this class will be able to use leaves and flowers to make several small sun catchers, and then use those sun catchers to make a wind chime.

For ages 7 and up.

Wednesday, June 13th, 1:00 to 2:30 PM.

Fee: $5

Ooey, Gooey Slime!

Kids everywhere love to play with slime!  In this workshop, participants will be able to learn about some creatures that make their own slime and then try their hands at mixing up a few different kinds of slime for themselves.

For ages 6 and up.

Wednesday, June 20th, 1:00 to 2:30 PM.

Fee: $10

Rattle Drums

Bolanggu.  Nodo.  Pellet Drum.  Rattle Drum.  Whatever name it may go by, there is no doubt that this drum is a popular toy for kids of all ages around the globe.  In this class, participants will learn about rattle drums and get to make one of their own to take home.

For ages 6 and up.

Wednesday, June 27th, 1:00 to 2:30 PM.

Fee: $5

Coastal Construction

Explore Northwest Coast art and architecture in this hands-on diorama-building workshop!  Participants in this class will first investigate how environment influences material culture and home design, then they will cut, color, and construct a paper diorama of a Northwest Coast Native American village, complete with totem pole and villagers.

For ages 6 and up.

Wednesday, July 11th, 1:00 to 2:30 PM.

Fee: $5

Hoops & Darts

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

For ages 10 and up.

Wednesday, July 18th, 1:00 to 2:30 PM.

Fee: $15

Keith Haring Art Project

Iconic pop artist Keith Haring took the world by storm in the 80’s with his simple, yet fun drawings using bold outlines and bright colors.  Participants in this class will study some of his famous art and create their own Haring-inspired art pieces.

For ages 8 and up.

Wednesday, July 25th, 1:00 to 2:30 PM.

Fee: $5

Paper Beads

People have been making beads out of all kinds of materials for thousands of years.  In this class, participants will learn how to make beads out of material that is readily available to most everybody—paper!  Experiment on making different styles of beads based on the types of paper used, various types of cuts, and how tightly the beads are made.

For ages 8 and up.

Wednesday, August 1st, 1:00 to 2:30 PM.

Fee: $5

Searching for Treasure!

Treasure hunts are always fun but it is important to have a treasure chest to stash all your treasures!  Participants in this class will be able to decorate their own treasure box and once everyone is done, go on a treasure hunt on the Kinney Court of the Herrett Center.

For ages 4-7.

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

Fee: $10

Registration and more information

Call the Herrett Center Front Desk during museum open hours: (208) 732-6655
or contact Kindy Combe (208) 732-6664.