ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. The walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the SOUTH leg is approximately 0.3 miles (7 minutes of average walking time). EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Journey to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.  Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.


Gateway to the Stars Stargazing Series under the Gateway Arch

May 29, 2014

Release Date: May 29, 2014

Contact: Ann Honious, JNEM

Phone: 314-655-1614

Contact(s): Jenna Todoroff, Common Ground PR

Phone: 636-530-1235

Gateway to the Stars Stargazing Series under the Gateway Arch 
Highlights Space Exploration and Children’s Education in July and August

WHAT: The National Park Service, in partnership with the St. Louis Astronomical Society, invites visitors of all ages for a different take on astronomy with Gateway to the Stars, a free stargazing series under the Gateway Arch. This program promotes the exploration of St. Louis’ star-studded night sky and features:

Astronaut-Explorers: Friday, July 11; 8 pm

Meet in the Odyssey Theater inside the Arch Visitor Center to hear Washington University scientist Ryan Clegg present "Astronaut-Explorers” and discuss the future of human spaceflight. Pending clear skies, stargazing led by the St. Louis Astronomical Society will follow the discussion.

Junior Ranger Night Explorer Workshop: Friday, August 8; 8 pm

Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to Junior Ranger Night Explorer Workshop, led by Michael Malolepszy of the St. Louis Astronomical Society. After a special program in the Odyssey Theater inside the Arch Visitor Center, free telescope viewing will follow on the Arch grounds, weather permitting. Kids will earn a special Junior Ranger patch upon successful competition of the evening’s events.

WHERE:                 Gateway Arch

COST: FREE and open to the public.

CONTACT:      Call 314-655-1750, ext. 472 to check weather conditions the afternoon of the program.


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