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Herrett Center / Faulkner Planetarium
Located in Twin Falls, ID

Herrett Center

The Herrett Center, southern Idaho's finest anthropology museum, also features artifacts and replicas from Idaho's and American's earliest inhabitants.


The Herrett Center for Arts and Science, College of Southern Idaho, is primarily an educational institution with program emphasis on elementary and secondary school students. The Center's collections policy states: "The Herrett Center is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, acquisition, and exhibition of information and materials derived from or relevant to pre-historic indigenous/native cultures of the New and Old World." The primary area of interest of the founders, Norman and Lillie Herrett, was the New World, with emphasis on Pre-columbian cultures: Mexico (Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit, Yucatan, Veracruz); Central America (Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama); and South America (Peru, Columbia). The collection from North America consists of objects from Alaska, the Northwest Coast, the Great Basin, and the Southwestern and Southeastern U.S. The Center recently expanded the scope of the collections to include the Old World.

Art Gallery

Spacious galleries feature local and regional artists, as well as interesting collections. Shows change every two to three months and admission is always free.

Faulkner Planetarium

Opened in November 1995, the Faulkner Planetarium is the largest planetarium theater in Idaho, and one of the best equipped in the northwestern U.S.. The theater seats 144 under a 50' dome and features a Digistar II digital graphics projection system. It is located in the Herrett Center for Arts & Science on the College of Southern Idaho's main campus in Twin Falls, Idaho, and features state-of-the-art projection equipment which immerse the audience in sights and sounds for a truly memorable theater experience.

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