Arts & Culture

Learning extends beyond the classroom at The College of Idaho. Our campus is home to a rich array of opportunities to enjoy the fine and performing arts or learn about our natural world – resources that enrich the learning experience of C of I students and the quality of life in southwest Idaho.

The College’s outstanding music and theatre programs present numerous concerts, plays and other performances throughout the academic year. These performances featuring C of I students and faculty are supplemented by Caldwell Fine Arts, a partnership between the city of Caldwell and the College that annually presents first-class music, dance, theatre and other cultural performances. Rosenthal Gallery presents exhibits featuring the artwork of noted regional artists as well as C of I students and faculty.

The College of Idaho has long been known for its excellence in the sciences, a legacy that the campus and community continues to enjoy today. The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History is home to extensive insect, aquatic invertebrate, mollusk and archaeological collections which are used by C of I classes and national and international experts for a variety of research projects. With more than 35,000 specimens, the Harold M. Tucker Herbarium is used extensively by C of I students and botanists throughout the country. Whittenberger Planetarium presents a variety of public astronomy shows throughout the year, while the Evans Gem and Mineral Collection is on public display inside Boone Science Hall.