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. 

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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.