Journey to the Top Tickets SOLD OUT for Monday May 29, 2017.  Next day tickets available. 

ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. Please note the walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the NORTH leg is approximately 7.5 blocks (10-15 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.

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Scout Leaders

Educate your troop interactively when you hold your scout event at the Gateway Arch.

Sign your scouts up for a variety of free programs and workshops offered by the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and led by National Park Service rangers.  Call-in reservation for December & January programs begin October 1, 2016 and call-reservation for spring and summer programs begin January 2, 2017.

BOY SCOUT PROGRAMS (Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs and Bear Cubs)

Boy Scouts may learn about history through topics selected for their age group, such as:

  • The roles of nineteenth century girls and boys.
  • The challenges faced by early settlers moving west.
  • The culture of the Plains Indians.
  • The cultural differences of the Plains Indians compared to the Illini and Osage Indians. 

These Boy Scout programs include activity guides for leaders and will help Boy Scouts fulfill requirements for arrow points, achievements and badges.

Now Available: Download the 2016-2017 Boy Scout Brochure 

GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS (Daisy Scout, Brownies and Juniors)

Girl Scouts may learn about history through topics selected for their age group, including:

  • The roles of nineteenth century girls and boys.
  • How stories of long ago can help us learn about ourselves.
  • The contributions women have made to our history.
  • The structure of local government and how to become an active citizen today.

These Girl Scout programs include activity guides for leaders and will help Girl Scouts fulfill requirements for badges. You may make reservations for these scout programs year-round with at least 30 days notice. Approximately 50 minutes in length, each program highlights a different, age-appropriate theme. A minimum of six scouts is required, with a maximum of 30 scouts. If possible, we will place groups with less than six scouts with another group.

Now Available: Download the 2016-2017 Girl Scout Brochure 

BOY SCOUTS MERIT BADGE WORKSHOPS

Law Merit Badge

Scouts investigate the judicial system and reenact trials in historic courtrooms at the Old Courthouse. Maximum capacity is 60 scouts.
2017 workshops: 9am - 1pm
Thursday, December 29, 2016 | Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Railroading Merit Badge 

Scouts travel from St. Louis, Missouri to Springfield, Illinois via Amtrak. Staff members from the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial will accompany the scouts. Please note that this workshop requires a fee. Maximum capacity is 25 scouts.
2017 workshops: 6 am - 3 pm
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Monday, June 14, 2017 | Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Wednesday, August 9, 2017

American Heritage 

Explore the history of St. Louis at the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis and learn about the important role this river city played in the development of our nation. Afterword, take a cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboats and experience the river firsthand. Please note that this workshop requires a fee. Maximum capacity is 25 scouts.  
2017 workshops: 9am - 1pm
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Thursday, August 3, 2017

GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOPS (Cadettes and Seniors)

Finding Common Ground

Scouts learn the arts of debating and compromising during this workshop held at the Old Courthouse. Maximum capacity is 25 scouts.
2017 workshops: 9am - 2:30pm
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | Monday, June 12, 2017 | Monday, August 7, 2017

Public Speaking

Scouts can improve their abilities to connect with people when they learn the skills of public speaking and get a chance to “perform” at the Old Courthouse. Maximum capacity is 25 scouts.
2017 workshops:
Thursday, June 13, 2017 | Tuesday, August 8, 2017

 

A Jefferson National Expansion Memorial patch may be purchased upon completion of a park scout program. Please find more details about activities for scouts, including admission to other attractions on the Gateway Arch grounds, at the resources below. You may also visit our section for educators for additional group activities.

2017 Boy Scout Brochure
2017 Girl Scout Brochure

THE RESOURCE STEWARDSHIP SCOUT RANGER PROGRAM

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all ages participate in educational and/or volunteer service projects at national park sites. Scouts can explore the national parks and learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources. Through this program, they may receive participation certificates and/or patches. For more information, please contact the National Park Service at 314-655-1635 or visit the National Park Service website.

PLANNING YOUR GROUP VISIT

Scout programs and workshops are free, unless otherwise noted. The $3 National Park entrance fee is waived for bona fide educational groups.  Please Note: Due to space availability, we cannot accept email or voicemail reservations for scout programs or workshops. Find more group information here or you may fill out this Group Inquiry Form and a sales agent will contact you. Please contact the Call Center at 877-982-1410 to make your group reservations for educational programs and activities at the Arch grounds.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

You are invited to use the following educational resources to enrich your group’s learning experience.

Curriculum Materials

Activity guides, pre- and post-visit lessons and activities, trial guides, scripts and more are available for download.

Traveling Trunks

If you cannot travel to the Gateway Arch for a visit, bring “hands-on” history into your classroom. Find a list of trunk topics and information on reserving a trunk here. Trunks are available for a period of two weeks. Call 314-655-1635 to inquire about pricing or to reserve.

Video Loan Program

Teachers may borrow DVDs related to westward expansion and the Gateway Arch. Titles and descriptions are available here. Call 314-655-1635 to reserve.

Teacher Workshops & In-Services

Each year the education department hosts educator workshops. The education department can also help schools develop and facilitate workshops for their teachers. View a list of topics or to learn more, please call 314-655-1615.

Video Loan Program

Scout leaders may borrow DVDs related to westward expansion and the Gateway Arch. Titles and descriptions are available here. Call 314-655-1635 to reserve.

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