Back by popular demand! El Paso Zoo hosts second Pokémon Go Safari Night
August 8, 2016

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.