There are restrictions for use of the facility during normally closed hours because of the nature of our collections and specialized equipment and the inability to prohibit traffic flow into various exhibit halls. Events with loud noise cannot be held if they conflict with scheduled school or group events. CSI does not permit the use, possession, or serving of alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or drugs in or around any college building or at any event held on campus. Tobacco, weapons of any form, hazardous or flammable materials, and literature determined to be in poor taste are prohibited.
THE HERRETT MUSEUM
The museum has five anthropological/natural science galleries and one art gallery. Collections consist of: Pre-Columbian and contemporary artifacts from the Americas; pre-historic and historic artifacts from Europe and North America; natural science specimens from North America and Mexico; and contemporary art from North America.
The planetarium can be scheduled for special events at times other than our regularly scheduled public and school shows. We offer a variety of planetarium shows. Contact the Special Events Coordinator for a current list. The maximum capacity of the planetarium is 144 fixed seats.
CENTENNIAL OBSERVATORY AND STARGAZER’S DECK
These facilities are not heated and use is dependent on weather. The observatory features one of the world's largest (24-inch) fully handicapped-accessible public telescopes. Maximum capacity of the observatory is 12 and seating is not available. The Stargazer’s Deck has a nice view of a large portion of Magic Valley. It can be used for outdoor events. Maximum seating on the Stargazer’s Deck is 48 people at tables.
FROST LEARNING LAB & ECCLES LIBRARY
The Frost Learning Lab is available for small group meetings and special events. The Eccles Library is a non-lending reference facility open to the public. The collection emphasizes anthropology, archaeology and art.
RICK ALLEN ROOM
This 50 x 58 foot multi-purpose room, with a view of the eastern part of the CSI campus, has a 25 x 45 foot patio on its South side for outdoor receptions or entertainment. The maximum capacity of this room is 260 chairs arranged auditorium style or 176 chairs arranged for dining at twenty two 5-foot round tables. A kitchenette is equipped with counter top, sink, refrigerator, microwave and ice maker.