PokeMondays at the Greensboro Science Center

GSC houses PokeStops and a Pokémon Gym for avid gamers


Image courtesy of Greensboro Science Center

The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) will be hosting PokeMonday events on August 8, 15, and 22 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. During these events, GSC staff members will be activating Pokémon GO lures around its nine PokeStops for visitors to enjoy. The Center is also home to one Pokémon GO gym, where visitors are encouraged to train their Pokémon or battle for control.

On August 1, the GSC hosted its first PokeMonday event. Visitors of all ages came out to catch Pokémon while exploring the Center's animals and exhibits. Due to the positive response from the community, the Center has decided to make PokeMondays a weekly event through August 22.

A post on the Center's Facebook page from Facebook user Eric "PeeWee" Johnson says, "Awesome job today with the Pokemon Go take over event!!!!! Our family had a wonderful time and made a few new friends!"

Facebook user Kelly Garmon posted, "We enjoy going to the science center & this event was just some extra fun."

PokeMonday activities are included with general admission to GSC. General admission is $12.50 for adults ages 14-64, $11.50 for children ages 3-13, and $11.50 for seniors ages 65+. Children 2 and under and GSC Members are free.

Although no PokeStops are located in unauthorized areas, visitors are reminded to remain on marked paths in authorized areas only during these events. Visitors are also encouraged to be respectful of barriers and other people — and animals — as they play.

About the Greensboro Science Center

A premier family attraction in North Carolina that offers the state's first accredited inland aquarium, a hands-on science museum, an accredited Animal Discovery Zoological Park, a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Dome Theater, and SKYWILD, an animal-inspired treetop adventure park. The Center is also NC's only dually accredited AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and AAM (American Alliance of Museums) science attraction – an honor only 14 attractions in the nation can claim. The Greensboro Science Center is located at 4301 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit greensboroscience.org.

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