The stars may be light years away but you can get an up-close peek at them with the Gateway Arch National Park hosts this special stargazing experience for families. From noon to 4 p.m. in the Museum at the Gateway Arch, visitors can earn a unique "Night Skies" patch with a National Park Service Ranger, take a selfie in the star-studded photo booth, and explore the constellations with the flight crew from the Challenger Learning Center! Nature Cat will also be at the park to celebrate National Kids to Parks Day.
The evening program begins at 8 p.m. and features a ranger-led interepretive talk, followed by a St. Louis Astronomical Society-led telescope viewing of craters on the Moon, the planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and other celetrial objects, weather permitting.
Saturday, May 18 from noon to 4 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. at the Gateway Arch National Park. Free.
Apotheosis Comics has teamed up with the St. Louis Chess Club to offer free chess lessons for all ages every Tuesday evening. All levels of experience are welcome.