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Pokémon Go Event Excitement Continues at El Paso Zoo Friday; Sleepovers Sold Out

The El Paso Zoo is offering Pokémon Go enthusiasts opportunities to “catch ‘em all”.With its own Gym, 17 Pokéstops, two locations with water Pokémon and several rare Pokémon, the Zoo is the place to play.

The Zoo’s Pokémon Go Sleepovers for August 12 and 19 are now SOLD OUT.

The Zoo will be hosting a Pokémon Go Safari Night this Friday, August 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. Advance tickets are now available and can be purchased through Friday at the Zoo from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door on event day.

There is a $10 flat rate for all guests ages 3 and up. All regular concessions and snack carts will be open, and beer and wine will be available for sale at this special afterhours event. Advance ticket holders will be able to “skip the lines” with a special advance ticket line.

The Zoo has free Wi-Fi powered by Digital El Paso and 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 to 9:30 p.m. The lure locations hints will be available in advance on the Zoo’s Twitter profile in English and Spanish. The Zoo will drop an additional 20 lures at secret locations throughout the Zoo.

The Zoo will operate during its normal business hours and close at 5 p.m. August 5. The Zoo will reopen at6 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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