Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown
Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »
Plan A Field Trip
Free Museum Education Programs (MEPs)
MEPs are fun and interactive! National Park Service rangers use living history items, museum exhibits and other resources to bring history to life for students and scouts.
Click on the links below to learn about specific programs offered at the the Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse, and Riverboats.
Thirty-day advance reservations are required. New! Call 877.982.1410, ext. 0 to make reservations.
Oh, and the best part; MEPs are FREE! Thanks to our cooperating partnership with Jefferson National Parks Association, education programs and resources are funded through sales at the Museum Store, Levee Mercantile and Old Courthouse Gift Shop. There is a boarding fee for programs aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboats.
Groups are welcome to plan self-guided tours. Click here for more information on how to prepare for a self-guided program.
Did You Know?
On September 10, 1804 on Cedar Island, in South Dakota, William Clark discovered the fossilized remains of the ribs, backbone and teeth of a plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs were animals who lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, but swam rather than walking on land. Clark thought it was a giant fish bone! More...