The Herrett Center for Arts & Science - Natural History

Natural History

Roy & Verna Marie Raymond Gallery

The Raymond Gallery is currently closed while we install our newest exhibit:

  • "Journeys: Just Passing Through" - Explore the restless nature of the human species in this new exhibit featuring objects and artifacts from around the globe.  From the unrecorded migrations of our earliest ancestors, to landing a man on the moon, the ability to move from place to place and to adapt to new environments and challenges is part of the human experience.  We are travelers.  We go places.  Join us to explore these journeys – the paths we walk, the cultures we encounter, the impacts we have, and the understanding we develop along the way.

Jack & Betty Allred Gallery

Jack & Betty Allred Gallery

Currently on Exhibit:

  • "Tatanka Maka: The Material Culture of the Buffalo Nation"

Ancient Technologies Gallery

Moche stirrup jar, ca. 500 AD

Currently on Exhibit:

  • "Andean Ascent: The Rise of Culture & Craft in Ancient Peru" - Artifacts from Inca, Moche, Chimú, Chancay, and other pre-Inca cultures, as well as replicas and hands-on displays.

Ancient Idaho Gallery

Ancient Idaho Gallery

Currently on Exhibit:

  • "Native American Fishing in Ancient Idaho" - Anadromous fish were an important seasonal food source for the Native American groups living in prehistoric Idaho. Using a mix of artifacts, replicas, and historical accounts, this exhibit focuses on the tools and techniques developed to harvest these fish from Idaho waters.

Grace & Kenneth Keveren Gallery

Grace & Kenneth Keveren Gallery

Currently on Exhibit:

  • "Groaning Bones and Whispering Stones - Echoes in the Earth" - Fossils and minerals buried beneath our feet have a story to tell about the ancient Earth.  This exhibit features numerous real and replica minerals and fossils, including the Huntington Canyon Mammoth.

Hall of Friends

Currently on Exhibit:

  • Selections from “The Things We Make,” artist's books by Scott Samuelson