Traveling Trunks and Materials for Loan

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Free Materials Ready for Classroom Use

Gateway Arch National Park’s traveling trunks serve as mini-museums, bringing a little bit of history to your classroom, scout troop or other organization. Each trunk contains a variety of “handson” objects: clothing, photographs, books, digital resources, activity sheets and a teacher handbook. Trunks are aligned with Missouri, Illinois, and national learning standards. They are appropriate for all ages.

Trunks are loaned for approximately two weeks. The fee for trunks shipped to Missouri and Illinois is $35.00 per trunk. Trunks shipped to other continental states cost $45.00 per trunk. Trunks shipped to Alaska and Hawaii will incur an extra charge. The fee covers shipping to and from your location and insurance. Trunks are shipped the first week of the month by United Parcel Service; arriving by the eighth of the month. Trunks must be repacked and ready for UPS pick-up no later than the 22nd of the month. Gateway Arch National Park provides return labels for pick-up. Trunk reservations must be made 30 days in advance.

Other materials, such as DVDs and books, are also available for loan from Gateway Arch National Park.

To reserve a trunk or receive materials for loan, call the Education Department at 314-655-1635.


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      Last updated: October 27, 2021

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