Take your kids to a new reading program offered at the Gateway Arch Museum. Reading with a Ranger is a free program for families. You'll receive a copy of a themed children's book and read it together with a park ranger, have a group discussion, then explore the museum and Gateway Arch grounds.
Sessions are free and will be held on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. during the month of June.
Themes include Marvelous Me, Belonging, Neighborhoods and America.
Reading with a Ranger is free, but registration is required. Sessions will be held in the Education Room at the Museum at the Gateway Arch.
Register at: archpark.org
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