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National Park Service Rangers put on a puppet show for a group of children inside the Education Center at Gateway Arch National Park. (Photo provided by NPS)
July 16 @ 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:15 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Puppet Program

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:15 p.m. & 3:15 p.m.

Park rangers use puppets to engage with and educate kids on the various themes of Gateway Arch National Park. Participants should meet the park ranger in the Education Classroom, located on the lower level of the Arch Visitor Center.

There are also a number of daily opportunities to learn more from a National Park Service Ranger at Gateway Arch National Park:

Walking Tour: Daily at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. & 4:15 p.m.
Explore Gateway Arch National Park’s trails with a ranger-led walking tour of the grounds. Exercise your body and your mind as you hear stories of St. Louis’ history. Participants should meet the ranger near the Arch Visitor Center entrance. (In case of inclement weather, the meeting place will be in the Arch Visitor Center lobby.)

Museum Tour: Daily
Learn about the purpose of Gateway Arch National Park and St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the U.S. 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. Inquire about a tour with a ranger at the Information Desk in the Arch Visitor Center lobby.

Interactive Tables: Daily at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
For the young and the young at heart! Meet the ranger stationed with the cart in the Museum at the Gateway Arch. The cart includes objects that you can see and touch, including animal hides, tools, and clothing from St. Louis’ early history.

Ranger-Narrated St. Louis Riverfront Cruises: Daily through September 5 at noon & 1:45 p.m.
An NPS ranger leads the one-hour St. Louis Riverfront Cruise aboard the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, located below the Arch on the St. Louis Riverfront. This cruise highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. $24/adults; $14/kids ages 3-15; $22/seniors (ages 60 and older); free for kids 2 and under. Tickets are available for purchase at gatewayarch.com.