Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger displaying 156 Junior Ranger badges earned
Junior Ranger Ian during his 156th National Park site visit.

Junior Ranger programs at the Arch and Old Courthouse

The Junior Ranger program at Gateway Arch National Park is designed to help young visitors learn about the people, places, and events throughout more than 200 years of St. Louis’ history. Junior Ranger activities help connect young visitors to the park's resources and encourage them to become active stewards of their national parks.

Junior Ranger activity books are available at the information desks at the Gateway Arch National Park Visitor Center. Children ages five through thirteen can earn a badge by completing activities in a Junior Ranger booklet. Once activities are completed share with a Ranger at the Entry Desk or the Tucker Theater Desk to receive your badge.

For more information about the Junior Ranger program, please contact the Education Department at 314-655-1658.


Be a Junior Ranger Online

If you are unable to visit Gateway Arch National Park in person, there are a number of online Junior Ranger activity books related to national parks across the country. Please check out the online Junior Ranger programs that can be completed at home or in your local area.

Last updated: January 31, 2024

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