Visiting the Gateway Arch: Enter the monument through the Gateway Arch Visitor Center, 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. Tickets sell out early and often, advance reservations are strongly recommended. Pending availability, additional tickets may be available for same-day purchase beginning at 9am each day through our website, call center, and ticket center at the Gateway Arch. Same-day ticket availability is not guaranteed and sells out early and often.
Beginning at 7:15 pm in the Education Classroom inside the Visitors Center, kids 5-12 will have the opportunity to make and bring home their own telescope that uses the same principle as the one Galileo would have used. At 8:00 pm, kids will work with our Sky Ranger to earn a special Junior Ranger Night Explorer patch. Weather permitting, free telescope viewing will be provided by volunteers from the St. Louis Astronomical Society and will take place at the West Entrance to the Visitors Center until 10 pm.
These programs are free, but space is limited. Reserve your child’s place ahead of time by calling (314) 655-1708. (One telescope per family.)