EL PASO, Texas – Zoo guests had so much fun at the first Pokémon Go Safari Night, the Zoo is hosting a second evening for borderland trainers to come “catch ‘em all!” Find Pokémon and see your favorite animals at the El Paso Zoo Pokémon Go Safari Nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 13.

There is a $10 fee for all guests ages 3 and up to attend the Pokémon Go Safari Night. All regular concessions and snack carts will be open, and beer and wine will be available for sale at this special after-hour’s event. Advance tickets are now available. Advance ticket holders will be able to “skip the lines” with a special advance ticket line.

The Zoo will operate during its normal business hours and close at 5 p.m. on August 13. The Zoo will reopen at 6 p.m. and animals will begin to go off exhibit at 7:45 p.m. The last entry to the special Pokémon Go Safari Night is at 9 p.m. and the Zoo will close at 10 p.m.

The Zoo has its own Gym, 17 Pokéstops, water Pokémon and several rare Pokémon – including Charmander, Pikachu and Snorlax. Pokéstops are places in Pokémon Go that allow players to collect items, such as eggs and Pokéballs, which are necessary to catch Pokémon. Gyms are where players train and battle with the characters they caught.

The Zoo will drop two lures (which attract and hold Pokémon for 30 minutes) in two locations (four total lures) every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The lure locations hints will be available in advance on the Zoo’s Twitter profile. An additional 20 lures will be dropped at secret locations throughout the Zoo.

The Zoo has free Wi-Fi powered by Digital El Paso. The El Paso Electric Company will be providing charging stations for players to power up. 

EL PASO, Texas –The El Paso City Council approved the contract for the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the El Paso Zoo premier Quality of Life Bond (QOL) Chihuahuan Desert project to Jordan Foster LLC, a local construction management firm. This $10 million signature project will replace approximately 20 percent of Zoo exhibits.
“Utilizing the CMAR method is the best choice for this type of project due to its complexity, budget and unique outcome,” said Steve Marshall, Zoo Director.
As a result of the distinct design and interactive features, the Zoo selected CMAR as an alternative contracting method because of the potential to save money and time. CMAR allows the three parties, designer, contractor and owner, to be present early in the design phase. This kind of relationship permits all parties to provide their expertise and feedback at the onset of the project to produce an exciting and one-of-a-kind exhibit for the community to enjoy.
This Quality of Life Bond project is part of the Zoo’s master plan, which is the framework for moving the Zoo forward in an innovative direction. On November 6, 2012, El Paso voters approved $470 million worth of improvements to parks, libraries, museums, downtown and the El Paso Zoo. The ballot question received an overwhelming 75 percent response in favor of approving the Quality of Life Bond Issue.

Find Pokémon and see your favorite animals when you come “catch ‘em all” at the El Paso Zoo Pokémon Go Safari Nights from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 5.

There is a $10 fee for all guests ages 3 and up to attend the Pokémon Go Safari Night. All regular concessions and snack carts will be open, and beer and wine will be available for sale at this special after hour’s event. Advance tickets are now available for the Pokémon Go Safari Nights. Advance ticket holders will be able to “skip the lines” with a special advance ticket line.

Did you know Mudkip is based on the axolotl or that Drowzee is inspired by a Malayan tapir? The Zoo has its own Gym, 17 Poke stops, two locations with water Pokémon and several rare Pokémon have been caught at the Zoo in the evening. Poke stops are places in Pokémon Go that allow players to collect items, such as eggs and Poké Balls, which are necessary to catch Pokémon. Gyms are where players train and battle with the characters they caught.

The Zoo has free Wi-Fi powered by Digital El Paso. The El Paso Electric Company will be providing charging stations for players to power up.

The Zoo will drop two lures (which attract and hold Pokémon for 30 minutes) in two locations (four total lures) every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The lure locations hints will be available in advance on the Zoo’s Twitter profile. An additional 20 lures will be dropped at secret locations throughout the Zoo.

The Zoo will operate during its normal business hours and close at 5 p.m. on August 5. The Zoo will reopen at 6 p.m. and animals will begin to go off exhibit at 7:45 p.m. The last entry to the special Pokémon Go Safari Night is at 9 p.m. and the Zoo will close at 10 p.m.