Make learning fun … hold an educational event at the Gateway Arch!
The Education Department at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (JNEM) provides education programs and resources aligned with national, state, and local learning standards.
National Park Service ranger-led programs are available for all activities to support teaching efforts. NPS rangers use museum exhibits, living history items, and period clothing to help students learn about the people, places, and events related to America’s westward expansion and St. Louis history during the nineteenth century. Click to view the Museum Educational Programs brochure.
Call 314-655-1615 or visit online.
Learn about the Old West with a visit to the Museum of Westward Expansion.
View additional information on Museum of Westward Expansion educational programs here.
Trial Reenactments - Step into a restored courtroom at the Old Courthouse and bring history to life by reenacting a historic trial. Students read scripts, argue facts and decide a verdict. Trials are 60-minutes long.
Old Courthouse Museum Tour - Echoing the architecture of the ancient Greeks, the Old Courthouse served as the civic hub of St. Louis during the 1800s. Learn more about the significance of the building and how it was used during this 45-minute tour.
View additional information on Old Courthouse eductational programs here.
River Reflections Program - This is the Mississippi River, past and present. Join a National Park Service ranger for a 60-minute cruise aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and actively explore the history, culture, and future of this great American river. Program is available Tuesday - Thursday during the months of April, May, September, and October. There is a fee charged for riverboat programs.
View additional information on Gateway Arch Riverboat educational programs here.
The Education Department offers a series of programs and workshops that help fulfill the requirements for a number of badges related to history, citizenship, law, and the environment. Additional scout program information is available online.
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Children ages five through thirteen can earn a badge by completing activities in a Junior Ranger booklet at either the Old Courthouse or the Gateway Arch. Click here to learn more about becoming a Junior Ranger! Booklets are available at the information desks. Click here for 2013 Family Junior Ranger Dates that the entire family can enjoy!
SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT
To make reservations call: 1-877-982-1410 ext. 0
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Education Department:
Phone: 314-655-1615, FAX 314-655-1642
Enhance your group’s visit to the Arch with suggested lesson plans for grades 4-6.
Help your students learn about the Old West and the history of St. Louis while having a good time. These activities are recommended for grades 2-6.