For Kids

3 Boy Scouts working on the Junior Ranger Booklet with the Gateway ARch in the background
Scouts working on the Junior Ranger booklet at the Gateway Arch

Junior Ranger programs at the Arch and Old Courthouse

The Junior Ranger program at Gateway Arch National Park is designed to help young visitors learn more about the people, places and events related to St. Louis history and westward expansion during the 1800s. Junior Ranger activities are designed to help connect young visitors to the park's resources and encourage them to become active stewards of their national parks.

The Junior Ranger program is available for all visitors age 5 and up. Junior Ranger activity books are available at the information desks at the Gateway Arch National Park Visitor Center. Complete the selected activities to receive your badge. As the Junior Ranger program is site-based, we do not send out activity sheets or badges through the mail.

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Every Kid Outdoors

This is a exciting new program at Gateway Arch National Park. The program allows U.S. fourth graders and their families a pass which provides free entrance to all National Park Service and other federally managed lands, forests, waters and recreational and historic sites for one full year. To learn more and and receive a voucher for your pass go to, Please note here at Gateway Arch National Park this pass will provide a $3 discount on a ticket for the tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, and for the documentary film. Additional fees may apply, please see Fees and Passes.

Last updated: August 29, 2022

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