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Catch ‘Em Pokémon at the i.d.e.a. Museum Aug. 12

Post Date:08/04/2016 4:34 PM
  • Lead Catch Pokemon on Aug. 12 during 2nd Friday's Freaks 'n Geeks event. The i.d.e.a. museum will stay open till 8 p.m. and offer 2-for-1 admission.

MESA, Ariz. - Pokemon will be taking over the i.d.e.a. Museum and Downtown Mesa during 2nd Friday’s Freaks ‘n Geeks event Aug. 12. During this special event, the museum will stay open until 8 p.m. and offer 2-for-1 admission when visitors mention Pokémon. Lures will be dropped throughout the event to add to the excitement.

“Several Pokemon keep returning to our Sci-Fi: Fantasy to Reality exhibit, and our guests are happy to catch ‘em all,” said Executive Director Sunnee O’Rork. “Families love to play together at the museum and this game is added fun. Since this upcoming 2nd Friday is happening, we’re staying open late and setting lures to attract even more Pokemon to our out-of-this-world the exhibit for our Pokemon fans.” 

During 2nd Friday, Downtown Mesa will be filled with lures at more than 60 pokestops located within three blocks and six gyms located within a half mile. Pokemon Go trainers can enjoy live music, a Pokemon scavenger hunt with prizes and more than 50 art vendors while catching Pokemon. 

The i.d.e.a. Museum is one of the scavenger hunt stops. Visitors can also enjoy many fun, hands-on activities focused on art, design and engineering while playing Pokémon Go. A map and tip sheet for catching Pokemon is available at the museum’s Visitors Services desk for trainers unfamiliar with the galleries.

“This will be a fun stop for Pokemon Go trainers of all ages,” said O’Rork. “The eye-catching sci-fi art featured in our galleries offers a cool setting for catching Pokemon. Catch a character and view some in the artwork on the wall!”

Trainers dropping by are also encouraged to visit the variety of Downtown Mesa venues that will be open late and offering specials throughout the night. Attendees who use the hashtag #CatchEmMesa on social media posts will be entered to win gift cards and other prizes from the Downtown Mesa Association. 

The museum’s regular admission price is $8 for ages 1 and up. Members are free. Regular hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon – 4 p.m. on Sunday.





Yvette Armendariz

Marketing and Public Relations Director

i.d.e.a. Museum

150 W.Pepper Place

Mesa, AZ  85201-7326

480.644.4129 W

602-705-5730 C

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