Pokémons have invaded the Canadian Museum of Nature! Floating amidst life-sized dinosaurs and other museum specimens are characters such as Bulbasaur, Zubat and Charmander. And On Thursday, July 21, more of them will emerge as of 6 pm, since the Museum is enticing them through a special lure party.
There are eight Pokéstops located on the museum property, most of them on the west grounds, which is why the fossil gallery is a key spot to catch Pokémons. On Thursday evening, when regular admission to the Museum is free, lures will be placed on all Pokéstops so more characters will appear. There is even a “gym” right next to the Museum, where players who’ve reached level 5 or higher can battle to take it over.
“It’s a great opportunity for families and individual Pokémon GO enthusiasts to play the game inside the building or outside on our grounds,” says Ailsa Barry, Vice-President, Experience and Engagement with the Museum. “Our new Landscapes of Canada Gardens, with paths and a few sitting areas, is a beautiful location in which to relax, enjoy the great weather and join in on the Pokémon GO fun.”
Satoshi Tajiri, the inventor of the original Pokémon cartoon known for its huge cast of animal-like characters, was inspired by nature early in his life. As a child, he enjoyed insect-collecting and even wanted to be an entomologist when he grew up. The Pokémon characters that bear striking resemblance to dinosaurs, birds and insects are a natural fit for the Museum’s own galleries featuring real specimens of those creatures.
To participate, all that is needed is a Smartphone and the Pokémon GO app, which can be downloaded from iTunes or the Google Play Store. Free WiFi and charging stations are available inside the Museum.
General admission is free on Thursdays from 5 to 8 pm. A fee applies to visit the current special exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs.
Press release: Museum of Nature
Category: Ottawa Events