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    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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For Kids

FREE Summer Family Junior Ranger Experiences
Tuesday and Thursday mornings

This summer the park will offer free programs for family groups at the Museum of Westward Expansion, the Old Courthouse, and the Gateway Arch Grounds.

All activities are directed by park staff. Participants receive a special button upon completion of each individual activity. Participation is limited to 25 children per program. Program times: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Call 877-982-1410 to make reservations at least one week in advance.

Westward Ho!
Discover the stories of explorers, pioneers, cowboys and native people through games and activities.
(Meets inside at Arch Information desk in Arch lobby)

Courthouse Adventure
Explore the Old Courthouse and learn about its history and mystery. (Meets in Old Courthouse rotunda)

Games of Long Ago
Discover some new and some familiar games while playing children's games of the 1800s. Conducted outside, weather permitting.

Park Quest
Explore the grounds of the Arch, searching for hidden clues.
(Meets outside at South Leg of Arch)

Arch Reflections!
Reflect on the unique architectural aspects from a variety of perspectives using pencil, ink, watercolor, and notebook.
(Meets inside at Arch Information Desk in Arch lobby)

Click here for the 2014 Family Junior Ranger Program dates.

Did You Know?

The Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is 630 feet high and the span of the legs at ground level is 630 feet across. Click here to learn more about the Gateway Arch. More...