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Gateway Arch visitors must enter the monument through the new west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are exits only. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security.

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May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Animals of the Park Stargazing Experience

The stars may be light-years away, but you can get a close-up peek at them right here in St. Louis. The recently transformed Gateway Arch grounds are more than just an oasis from the concrete and steel of the rest of the city. Learn about the surprising variety of animals and wildlife that actually inhabit the area.

Meet at the South Leg of the Gateway Arch at 8 p.m. for two twilight ranger-led interpretive talks. Weather permitting, guests can view craters on the Moon, the planet Venus, and other celestial objects via telescope at the South Leg, led by volunteers from the St. Louis Astronomical Society until 10 p.m.


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FAIR SAINT LOUIS ADVISORY: On July 4, 5, & 6, the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse will be open for visitors during Fair Saint Louis. Large crowds are expected at Gateway Arch National Park beginning mid-day through 10pm each day. All tram ticket holders are advised to arrive at the Arch grounds at least 45 minutes ahead of your scheduled tram time to go through two security checkpoints. Multiple street closures will be in place and parking will be in high demand – visit for a list of parking locations or plan to arrive by MetroLink to the 8th & Pine or Laclede’s Landing Stations. FAQ and event map available at

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