The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

General Information

Mission Statement:

The Herrett Center is a non-profit support service of the College of Southern Idaho.  Its purpose is primarily educational, offering programs to elementary and secondary school students, CSI students, and the adult community of south-central Idaho.  The Center collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits artifacts and natural history specimens with an emphasis on the prehistoric American continent.

The Herrett Center Features:

  • A collection of over 35,000 artifacts and specimens.  The anthropological artifacts represent a wide spectrum of Native Peoples of the Americas, Europe, and Africa.  The natural history specimens emphasize the geology of North and Central America.
  • The College of Southern Idaho art collection, comprising approximately 500 paintings, sculptures, and ceramic works.
  • The Jean B. King Gallery of Contemporary Art which, in cooperation with the CSI Fine Art Department and the Associated Students of CSI, offers exhibitions and other programs concerning contemporary art and art issues.
  • The Faulkner Planetarium, a multi-media domed theater offering programs emphasizing space science.
  • The Centennial Observatory, a fully wheelchair-accessible public astronomical observatory offering opportunities for viewing a variety of celestial objects.
  • The Rick Allen Room, available to rent for meetings, seminars, private functions, etc.

Herrett Center Location

The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the northeast corner of the CSI campus loop.  For more a more detailed description of the location of the Herrett Center please visit our Herrett Center Location page.

Herrett Center Collections Management Policy & Institutional Plan

Our collections management policy and five-year institutional plan are available for review (Adobe Acrobat documents).

Facility Map

Facility Map
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Museum Sections

  Museum Hours
  Tuesdays & Fridays 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Saturdays 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Federal holidays. Admission to the museum is always free.


For More Information Contact:
The Herrett Center for Arts & Science
The College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Avenue
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Museum Front Desk: (208) 732-6655
Planetarium Ticket Sales: (208) 732-6655
Star Line Sky Info: (208) 732-MOON (732-6666)
Fax: (208) 736-4712