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Contact: Julie Northrip, 314.655.1615
WHERE: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Gateway Arch at 11 North Fourth Street in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.
WHEN: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2008
WHAT: Junior Ranger Day in conjunction with National Park Week
Young people, ages 5-18 years old who participate in program activities, can
earn a Junior Ranger badge, certificate and lapel pin. Special activities at the Gateway Arch will include a touch table featuring living history items, such
as reproduction clothing, tools and food similar to those used by members of
the Lewis and Clark expedition.
A special bingo scavenger hunt will take place in the Lewis and Clark exhibit beneath the Gateway Arch, allowing young visitors to explore the exhibit on their own while locating items important in the Lewis and Clark story.
The activity table and scavenger hunt will be available in connection with the National Geographic film Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West, showing in the Odyssey Theatre. The film begins on the half hour, throughout the day, with the first showing beginning at 9:30 a.m.
WHY: Junior Ranger Day is a national effort to encourage families to use the National Parks for entertainment and education. The theme of National Park Week 2008 is Kids in Parks. For more information about National Park Week or Junior Ranger Day, visit the park at www.nps.gov/jeff.
The Gateway Arch and Museum of Westward Expansion are open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Historic Old Courthouse is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All programs and activities are open to the public and 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. For additional information call (314) 655-1700 weekdays, 7-1-1 voice/TTY Telecommunications Relay Service or visit us at www.nps.gov/jeff.