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  • SOLD OUT 5/18/24: The Tram Ride to the Top is SOLD OUT for Saturday, May 18, 2024. Tram tickets are expected to sell out early and often. We encourage guests to purchase tickets in advance of their desired visit.

  • Riverboat Cruises Cancelled: Due to necessary maintenance on our vessel, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch have cancelled all cruises through Saturday, May 18. Ticket holders will have the option to be provided with a one-year voucher good for another cruise or receive a refund. Our Call Center will reach out as soon as possible to assist you.

  • 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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Logo for National Park Week 2024. From April 20 to 28
April 20 - April 30
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2024 National Park Week (FREE)

National Park Week is happening April 20 to April 28 this year. Entrance fees will be waived on April 20, 2024, to kick off the celebration and to encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks in person. National Park Service parks, programs, and partners will host events and activities all week! Follow National Park Week on social media and join the fun all week using #NationalParkWeek.

Happening daily at Gateway Arch National Park this week:

Ranger-led indoor museum tours. As staffing allows. Meet at the entrance to the museum (inside the visitor center).
Learn about the Arch’s construction, St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the U.S., our city’s fascinating French origins, or many other topics on a ranger-guided tour of the Museum at the Gateway Arch. Explore six exhibit galleries that focus on over 200 years of shared history. Check the magnet board at the entrance to the museum for each day’s topics.

Touch tables. As staffing allows. At various locations throughout the museum.
Touch Tables are displays that allow visitors to tangibly connect with the park’s living history collections in a safe and positive environment. Learn about the early fur trade, pioneer toys, sabots (a French wooden shoe), or many other topics.

Wellness challenge. Year round, self-guided throughout the park.
The NPS Wellness Challenge promotes the unique ways in which our national park sites promote healthy lifestyles, highlighting specific activities that further physical, learning and mental wellness. At Gateway Arch National Park, participants can earn Wellness Challenge badges by taking the Tram Ride to the Top, walking up the Arch Grand Staircase, or becoming a Junior Ranger, among many other activities. To get started, visit the Information Desk in the Arch Visitor Center or check out our NPS Wellness Challenge website.

National Park Week at a Glance

Saturday, April 20
Ranger led “Discovery” program, 11:00am and 2:00pm
Riverfront Cleanup and Arch Bark events – more information here

Tuesday, April 23
Ranger led “Innovation” program, 11:00am and 2:00pm

Thursday, April 25
“Stump the Ranger” activity (all day)

Saturday, April 27
National Park Week Junior Ranger activity (all day)
Native American toy demonstration, 10:00am and 12:00pm

Sunday, April 28
Art program with ranger Tony, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Bioblitz/Earth Day events – more information here