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Pokémon Go Day

Explore the science and technology behind the sensationally popular Pokémon Go augmented reality game during the Da Vinci Science Center’s Pokémon Go Day on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fans save $2.00 off admission by purchasing tickets in advance at davincisciencecenter.org/tickets with the promo code POKEMON.

What Visitors Can Do

  • Dress up as your favorite Pokémon characters
  • Ask knowledgeable Da Vinci Science Center educators about the game and how it works
  • Play Pokémon Go inside the Center’s kid-friendly gym
  • Go on an exclusive Pokémon scavenger hunt on the Center’s exhibit floor
  • Create lightning like Pikachu with a Van de Graaff generator
  • Make your own Pikachu ears
  • Create a cloud in a bottle with Haunter eyes on it
  • Win Pokémon models created by the Center’s 3-D printer
  • Design your own Pokéballs and make your own Pokémon cards
  • Experiment with Grimer slime at Inquiry Island
  • Stock up on supplies and hunt extra Pokémon at the Center’s Pokéstop, where game lures will be dropped throughout the day

Special Notice

The Da Vinci Science Center asks fans to visit its Pokéstop only during visitor hours from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 12-5 p.m. Sunday.

Details
When it is
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
What Happens
Activities will be available from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. while supplies last.
What it is
Special visitor event
Who Can Take Part
DSC visitors and members
Where it is
Da Vinci Science Center
How Much It Costs
Included with admission or membership
How to Take Part
Purchase Tickets
Background Information
Based on the character phenomenon introduced in the 1990s, Pokémon Go uses GPS technology inside users’ smartphones to provide opportunities to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon that appear wherever they walk. The game also has been credited with encouraging users to walk more frequently, getting kids to go outside, and building social skills in kids who may have difficulties interacting with others.

The Da Vinci Science Center’s building is classified as gym – a place where players can battle each other, train their own Pokémon characters, and capture Pokémon. The wind turbine outside the Center’s building, identified in the game as A Strong Wind, is a Pokéstop where players can stock up on resources and Pokéballs for hunting Pokémon.
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P: 484.664.1002
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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