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ALERT: Due to inclement weather, the Gateway Arch will have a delayed opening on Monday, January 30, 2023. The facility will open at 11 am. Ticket holders with a timed ticket prior to the 11 am opening, will have the option to arrive at 11 am for entry, reschedule your activities for another date, or be provided with a full refund.

Gateway Arch visitors must enter the monument through the new west entrance, 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.

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A picture of the New James Webb Space Telescope
August 14, 2022 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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First Light: The New Space Telescope

A kid-friendly look at how NASA’s brand new James Webb Space Telescope was built, how it got into space, and some of the very first images it has taken. This program will be held in Tucker Theater in the Gateway Arch Visitor Center, and is free of charge.

The program features a presentation by a guest speaker at 6:45 p.m. in the Arch Visitor Center, and telescope viewing of the night sky from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Arch west entrance plaza, weather permitting. (Fall Gateway to the Stars events will take place September 3 and October 8).

*A kid-friendly program featuring the release of the images from the Webb telescope will take place Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Tucker Theater.

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Free Admission!