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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 Monday, May 20. 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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Visitors on the grounds of Gateway Arch National Park
April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Junior Ranger Day

Kids ages 5-15 are invited to participate in Junior Ranger Day!

At the Gateway Arch:

  • 9-11 a.m.: Kids ages 5-15 can be the first to earn a Junior Ranger badge featuring the new Gateway Arch National Park name by completing a Junior Ranger activity booklet. Please visit the information desk at the Arch to pick up the booklet and to take part in special ranger-led Junior Ranger programs at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • 9 a.m. to noon: Meet 16-year-old Aida Frey, “the most decorated Junior Ranger in the country” in the Gateway Arch lobby. Since July 2010, Aida has visited 304 national parks, earning her Junior Ranger badge at each. Aida will also be available to sign copies of her book “America, Can I Have Your Autograph?: The Story of Junior Ranger Aida Frey,” which is available for purchase at The Arch Store.
  • 11 a.m.: A special Junior Ranger swearing-in ceremony with Aida and the day’s new Junior Rangers will take place in the Gateway Arch lobby. Those who’ve completed their activity booklet will be awarded the new Junior Ranger badge featuring the park’s new name, Gateway Arch National Park.

At the Old Courthouse:

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Kids can take part in a variety of activities, including dressing up like a park ranger and getting their photo taken, completing a NPS map activity and completing a Junior Ranger activity booklet to earn a Gateway Arch National Park Junior Ranger badge. (Also offered Sunday, April 22.)
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Former Gateway Arch National Park Ranger Nancy Hoppe, author of an article in the book “The Wonder of It All: 100 Stories from the National Park Service,” will be signing copies of the work in the Rotunda. (Also offered Sunday, April 22 from 1-3 p.m.)

Please note: Kids can complete the booklet at any time to earn a Gateway Arch National Park Junior Ranger badge.