ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. The walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the SOUTH leg is approximately 0.3 miles (7 minutes of average walking time). EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Journey to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.  Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.

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Explore the Gateway Arch’s renovated “backyard” at the Great Backyard Bird Count

February 2, 2018

Categories: Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , National Park Service , St. Louis , Things to Do

Looking for a winter adventure in St. Louis? Join the Audubon Center at Riverlands and National Park Service for the Great Backyard Bird Count – where you can collect scientific data, see wild birds, and learn about natural and cultural history, all at the Gateway Arch park grounds on February 17. 

Gary Mueller - Rolla, MOLaunched in 1998, the Great Backyard Bird Count is a worldwide citizen science initiative to create a snapshot of birds all across the globe and answer “big picture” questions about what’s happening to bird populations over time. Last year more than 160,000 people participated from more than 130 countries!

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature special programs focusing on birds and their life cycle, the importance of citizen science and bird watching, and one of our greatest natural resources: the Mississippi River.

Other activities include: a special Citizen Science Junior Ranger badge and activity sheet, interactive stations featuring bird skulls and adaptations, and a group oil painting of a John James Audubon print led by National Park Ranger Tony Gilpin. 

Be sure to submit photos to the official Great Backyard Bird Count 2018 Photo Contest after the event – rules can be found online. Below are some of the 2017 photo submissions

Gary Mueller -  Rolla, MO

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More details can be found below and online. Unable to attend? No fear! You can count birds anytime, anywhere with eBird or download some free birding apps!

 

WHAT: Great Backyard Bird Count
WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
WHERE: Gateway Arch Park Grounds
COST: Free and open to all ages

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

9:15 a.m.:  First bird count group departs for Arch grounds exploration

10 a.m.:  Presentation by Danny Brown in the Tucker Theater

10:15 a.m.:  Second bird count group departs for Arch grounds exploration

10:45 a.m.:  Presentation by John Miller in the Tucker Theater

11 a.m.:  Third bird count group departs for Arch grounds exploration

11:30 a.m.:  Presentation by Danny Brown in the Tucker Theater

 

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