Education & Outreach

Park Ranger presenting to students inside a courthouse.
Students learning about the Dred Scott case with Ranger Don.

National Park Service

Education Programs at the Gateway Arch

The Education and Interpretation staff invite you to participate in a wide range of educational programming with Gateway Arch National Park. Programs take place onsite, virtually, or in local schools (dependent on staffing). All programs are aligned with national and state standards and are designed for groups of all ages. National Park Service rangers facilitate student-centered programs which may include role-playing, decision making, multiple perspectives, analytical thinking, and hands-on activities using reproduction items and period clothing. The programs are presented year-round, free of charge.

NOTE: The Old Courthouse is currently closed to the public until further notice due to construction renovations. All programs related to the Old Courthouse are being hosted inside the Education Room inside the Visitor Center at Gateway Arch National Park until further notice.

Need Assistance Getting Your Class to the Park?

Teachers who work at Title 1 public schools are eligible to apply for funding from the Journey Fund to subsidize the entire cost of visiting the Gateway Arch, including transportation, meals, tram rides, and the movie "Monument to the Dream." Offered by Gateway Arch Park Foundation in partnership with the St. Louis Regional Business Council, interested teachers can apply for the Journey Fund by visiting the Foundation's website.

Fourth grade teachers and their classes may sign-up for Every Kid Outdoors. Thanks to the Open Outdoors for Kids grant from the National Park Foundation, transportation costs for Title 1 schools will be paid in full (dependent on funding availability).

Scheduling Your Visit

Reservations must be made 30 days in advance. Maximum group size is 30 students (one adult for every ten students). Please allow 50 minutes for each program. Programs at the Old Courthouse begin at the top of the hour. Programs at the Gateway Arch begin half past the hour. To make resevations, call 1-314-923-3048. To learn more about educational resources, call the Education Department at 314-655-1635.

If you are taking your class to the top of the Gateway Arch and/or the Movie Theater, please visit for ticket information.

Education programs and resources at Gateway Arch National Park are made possible through the support of one of our partner organizations, Jefferson National Parks Association. For more information, please visit the JNPA.


Fun and Learning at the Arch!

Last updated: April 29, 2024

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