The Herrett Center for Arts and Science

The Herrett Center for Arts and Science, located on the north side of campus, is an anthropology museum, art gallery, planetarium, public observatory, and gift store. The museum is home to more than 30,000 objects from the ancient civilizations of North, Central, and South America. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, it specializes in exhibits of weaponry, textiles, pottery, ornaments, and gems from the pre-history of southern Idaho to the culture of the Maya. The art gallery features contemporary works of local and regional artists with shows changing approximately every two months. Admission to the museum and art gallery is always free of charge.

The Faulkner Planetarium features educational and entertainment programs for local schools and the general public throughout the year for a nominal fee. The Herrett’s Centennial Observatory, with its 24-inch, research-grade telescope, is wheelchair-accessible and offers regularly-scheduled star parties, astronomy discussions, and other events either free or at very modest prices.

The Herrett gift shop sells educational games and books as well as toys, puzzles, puppets, posters, jewelry, and decorative items that are often related to exhibits.

The building is completely accessible to those with disabilities and features equipment for the hearing impaired. Guided education programs are offered for students of all ages.

For complete information on exhibits, shows, and show times, call 208-732-6655 or go online to