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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Expanded Hours

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Date: May 30, 2007
Contact: Bob Moore, 314-655-1600

Starting Saturday May 26th, through Labor Day, September 3rd, the Gateway Arch will operate on its summer schedule, with the visitor center and museum open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and the trams running from 8:15 a.m. to 9:10 p.m.  Visitors wanting to avoid the busy late-morning and mid-day periods should take advantage of the less crowded evening hours to visit the Arch. 

The Tucker Theater movie, Monument to the Dream will be shown throughout the day on the hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the last show at 8:00 p.m.  The giant-screen Odyssey Theater features two films Great American West, (showing at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.) and Alaska: Spirit of the Wild   (showing at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.). 

           Open September 20, 2006 thru September 23, 2007, Lewis and Clark:  Remaking the American West, 1808-1838 on display in the Special Exhibit Gallery in the Museum of Westward Expansion, takes a look at an aspect of the explorers’ lives not usually discussed: their role in bringing American policies, laws, and commerce to St. Louis and the trans-Mississippi West, including the controversial removal of Indian tribes from their homelands.  Period artifacts, books and documents brings the world the explorers knew between 1808 and 1838 to life while charting the importance of St. Louis to their story.

Daily programs and guided tours will be provided by rangers in the Museum of Westward Expansion at designated times each day.  All ranger-led and special museum programs are FREE of charge.  Fees are charged for the tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch and for the films shown in the Gateway Arch visitor center.  Advance tickets may be purchased at www.gatewayarch.com.

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Dinosaur cartoon

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...