Fee-Free Day, Yoga and Monarch Butterflies: Upcoming Events at the Arch
Be sure to mark your calendars for the last two Saturdays in September and head downtown to Gateway Arch National Park. We are closing out the month with a bang, offering a variety of FREE events you and your family do not want to miss!
National Public Lands Day: Saturday, Sept. 22
We are celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 22 with a National Park Service (NPS) Fee-Free Day! What is NPS Fee-Free Day? It is just what it sounds like…the entrance fee for Gateway Arch National Park is waived. Visitors to the Gateway Arch can enjoy $3 off their adult tram ride ticket or adult documentary movie ticket.
Then on Saturday, Sept. 29, Gateway Arch National Park is hosting three exciting community events that are free and open to all ages:
The Great Mississippi River Cleanup: 9 a.m. to noon
Join NPS in beautifying our St. Louis Riverfront by participating in a riverbank litter pickup. Participants will receive a free T-shirt, breakfast bagels and coffee. The group will meet at the bottom of the Grand Staircase, located below the Gateway Arch along Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Bags and gloves will be provided. To receive the free T-shirt, online registration is required by Monday, Sept. 24.
Yoga Under the Arch: 9 to 10 a.m.
What better way to start your Saturday than with a FREE yoga session? Enjoy a morning of relaxation with the perfect view of STL’s favorite monument. The yoga session is for all ages and is presented by Yoga Buzz. Namaste!
The Great MonArch Migration Event: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
After your yoga session, come celebrate the monarch butterflies as they journey south for the winter at the Great MonArch Migration Event. We will have pollinator experts from across the region, including the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo and the Missouri Department of Conservation lead monarch-themed activities, such as pollinator crafts and games, making milkweed seed balls and insect hotels, and sharing monarch butterfly gardening tips. All activities will take place in front of the new west entrance to the Gateway Arch, as well as inside the Arch Visitor Center on the mezzanine. There will be refreshments, native plants and seed packets available while supplies last. Happy flying to the butterflies!