Gateway Arch

Ghosts of the Arch Grounds

Meet at the West Entrance Plaza at the Gateway Arch for Ghosts of the Arch Grounds. Visitors will learn about the various incarnations of the Arch Grounds as they evolved from French fur trading post to warehouse district to the present Gateway Arch National Park. Experience the ups and downs of historical figures like Pierre Laclede, Thomas Targee, James Eads and Percy Green.

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Fair Saint Louis

America's Biggest Birthday Party returns to the Gateway Arch grounds featuring free admission, live entertainment, the Purina Festival Zone for family fun, air shows, a balloon glow, a fairway with vendors, Purina's Pro Plan Performance Team and stunning fireworks displays.

 

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Time to Celebrate Spring in St. Louis! See Our Top Picks for Family Fun in April

With egg-themed events held throughout St. Louis, weekends in April are as packed with fun as your kids’ Easter baskets. But the excitement isn’t all focused on the bunny—this month features kid-friendly theatre productions, Earth Day celebrations and STEM-related activities that will open up a world of fun for your little ones.

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Stargazing at the Gateway Arch

Join members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society and the National Park Service for a night of stargazing on the grounds of the Gateway Arch.

This ranger-led event for all ages includes a special talk followed by telescope viewing.

On the grounds of the Gateway Arch. Free. 8 to 10 p.m. More information: gatewayarch.com

 

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Walk to the Wharf

Join the Great Rivers Greenway's Walk to the Wharf event on Thursdays this summer along the newly reopened Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. 

You'll hear live music and can grab lunch from some of St. Louis' most popular food trucks as you see the recent improvements made along the riverfront and as work continues on the Arch grounds. 

Free. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information and a schedule of food trucks and live entertainment visit: greatriversgreenway.org

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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym
Friday, January 15, 2021

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Space is limited to 10 kids per session. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Family Wheel Throwing
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Learn the basics of wheel throwing as a team! Work beside a family member to each create one wheel-thrown pottery piece following an instructor demonstration.

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Weekend Play Time by Reservation at Play Street Museum
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Saturday, January 30, 2021

Grab a spot for Weekend Play Time by Reservation at Play Street Museum in St. Charles. Kids and families can explore the museum during these special weekend hours. Playtime will be by reservation only to limit the number of occupants in the building at one time. Play is offered in 90 minute sessions and occupancy will be limited during each session. 

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Private Playtime at The Magic House and The Magic House MADE for Kids
Saturday, January 16, 2021

The Magic House is offering the opportunity to enjoy private playtime in a special exhibit area of The Magic House or MADE for Kids before opening to the public! You choose the location and up to 10 family members or friends to enjoy your private morning. Stay and play after in the rest of the museum. Reservations must be made in advance.

 

 

 

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