TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – October is the last month you’ll be able to watch the film "Sea Monsters" presented on the domed theater at the College of Southern Idaho’s Faulkner Planetarium.

The film, a National Geographic production that depicts the life of an extinct aquatic animal in the age of dinosaurs, was first shown at the planetarium in November 2013 and was the first IMAX large-format film to run in the theater.

“Audiences are amazed by how realistic the imagery is as they are transported back in time and plunged headlong into the Cretaceous seas,” Planetarium Manager Rick Greenawald said. “Audiences have continued to enjoy this epic adventure. The show has also been a very popular choice of teachers coming to the Herrett Center with their classes for field trips.

“We want to give people one last month to experience the movie again. It just happens to coincide with a season of other kinds of spooky monsters for Halloween.”

Sea Monsters can be seen in October at 8 p.m. Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit the Herrett Center for Arts and Science or call 732-6655.

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Several other events are planned at CSI for the month of October, including these:

  • Fitness trainer Dolvett Quince, who’s been featured on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” will be part of a live, nationwide broadcast that starts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The event, sponsored by CSI’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, is free and open to the public. Bring a canned or other non-perishable food for Gilbert’s Pantry. Information: Samra Culum at or 732-6223.
  • Culinary Arts students will host the 14th annual Italian Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the CSI Desert Café. The event tests students’ skills, but you benefit too. The menu includes sweet and sour Sicilian braised chicken, mild Italian sausage with meatballs, eight-layer lasagna with Bolognese sauce, spaghetti, penne Alfredo, ravioli, and an assortment of salads, breads, and desserts. Tickets: $16 for adults, $8.50 for children ages 5-12. Call Lauri Logan at 732-6300.
  • Jazz combos from CSI, along with guest artists, are scheduled to perform First Thursday Jazz at Twin Beans Coffee located at 144 Main Ave. E. in Twin Falls. The sessions, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1.
  • The Herrett Center will offer a crash course in caveman living from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Herrett Exhibits Manager Joey Heck will teach participants how Idaho’s earliest residents made fire. The cost is $15. Participants need to be at least 12 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration can be done online or by calling 732-6655.
  • Students in the CSI welding program are selling chances to win $700 worth of beef, pork and chicken. The prize package includes a variety of meats – all professionally cut and wrapped for freezing. Tickets are $10 each or three tickets for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn on Nov. 9. To buy tickets, contact instructor Clay Wilkie at or 732-6372 or Desert building student services specialist Lauri Logan at or 732-6300.