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The El Paso Zoo is offering three times the fun with $3 Discount Days every Monday and Tuesday in August.

With $3 kid’s tickets, $3 treats and $3 train tokens for 2, there’s no better way to beat the heat than to come to $3 Discount Days at the Zoo.

Special $3 Discount Day treats include; Icees, agua frescas and funnel cake fries to make the end of summer a little sweeter.

“We are excited to be able to offer this fun summer promotion for a limited time,” said Zoo Director Steve Marshall. “Three Dollar Discount Days are the perfect opportunity for our borderland community to come out and enjoy the Zoo before the summer is over.”

The El Paso Zoo is a favorite place for El Paso to cool down in the splash pad. It’s also a great place to monkey around with the tree house playground, in addition to being home to your wildest Zoo friends! With an annual attendance of more than 360,000 people, the Zoo is El Paso’s Most-Visited Family Attraction. You can watch the sea lion presentation on Mondays, or catch a wild encounter on Tuesdays during $3 Discount Days!

To see the full program schedule on $3 Discount Days, visit the Zoo event calendar at

EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso Zoo is hosting two Pokémon sleepovers on August 12 and August 19 to give Poké Masters a chance to catch the rare Pokémon that only come to the Zoo after dark.

The El Paso Zoo is home to 17 Pokéstops and a gym, which players will have access to all night. Pokéstops are places in the Pokémon Go game 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 their characters.

“This is a fun way to catch rare Pokémon, and discover even more rare endangered species,” said Education Specialist Stephanie Gonzalez. “We are excited to be able to have an interactive opportunity to host a special Zoo Adventure Program with a themed twist.”

The Zoo will drop lures throughout the night and have special themed animal encounters with real animals that resemble some favorite Pokémon characters. Guests will also get to make their own Poké Balls for the Zoo animals and watch as the animals “catch” some enrichment fun.

This special sleepover includes a box dinner, continental breakfast, two behind the scenes tours, special animal encounters, access to rare Pokémon and all the lures, and more. The sleepover is $57 for adults and $53 for children under age 13. One adult must accompany every five guests under age 17. Additionally, the sleepover includes a Zoo admission ticket so the sleepover guest may come back and catch the day Pokémon, too!

The deadline to sign up for the August 12 sleepover is Monday, August 1. The deadline to sign up for the August 19 sleepover is Friday, August 5. Only 25 spots are available for each sleepover.

To sign up, visit or call (915) 212 - 2826. 

"Spare" an afternoon and help save rhinos by participating in Bowling for Rhinos, an annual fundraiser sponsored by the El Paso del Norte Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, July 23, at Fiesta Lanes in El Paso.

El Paso Zoo’s keeper staff, through their professional organization, AAZK, invites the community to join them to “strike” out extinction at this fundraiser. At the national annual bowl-a-thon for the conservation of endangered rhinos, 100 percent proceeds go toward saving the last five rhino species.

Spaces are still available for bowlers! Bowlers may register individually for one hour of bowling including all rentals for $10, or tickets will be available at the door. Participants may also reserve a full lane with no limit on bowlers for 90 minutes for $150. The full lane package includes rentals for 6.

In addition to the fun on the alleys, Bowling for Rhinos features an auction, prize raffle and more information on ways to help save rhinos worldwide. Individuals can support Bowling for Rhinos in several ways: by participating in the bowling event, making a donation to AAZK or by sponsoring a lane during the event. All donations are tax deductible.

The community may purchase tickets to or support the bowling event here: