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  • 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.

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NPS Ranger with Decorated Junior Ranger
April 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Junior Ranger Day – FREE

As part of the “fun” theme for National Park Week, park rangers at Gateway Arch National Park will demonstrate Native American and pioneer toys. Pick up special Junior Ranger activities at the Gateway Arch Visitor Center front desk or Tucker Theater and complete them in the Museum to earn a Junior Ranger badge. The activities are like a scavenger hunt- participants are guided to find an exhibit and then connect that exhibit with another national park site by answering questions. They’re then guided to design their own national park.

Gateway Arch National Park Rangers will discuss the daily National Park Week themes at 2:15 p.m. each day (April 22-30) inside the Visitor Center under the Gateway Arch.


This year’s National Park Week theme is Your Park Story.” The National Park Service is encouraging NPS staff and the public to share “your park story” highlighting your special connections with places in national parks or to NPS programs and partners. See NPS staff stories on social media by searching #YourParkStory and share your own using #MyParkStory. Sharing a story about Gateway Arch National Park? Tag @gatewaywarchnps on Instagram or @GatewayArchNationalPark on Facebook.

Need help sharing your park story? Each day of National Park week has a theme. Share your park story about…

  • connection on Saturday, April 22
  • discovery on Sunday, April 23
  • accomplishment on Monday, April 24
  • tradition on Tuesday, April 25
  • gratitude on Wednesday, April 26
  • ingenuity on Thursday, April 27
  • inspiration on Friday, April 28
  • fun on Saturday, April 29
  • love on Sunday, April 30

Learn more about each day’s them at