ASHEBORO, NC – Trying to collect 'em all? Get outside at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro and have some fun! On Thursday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Zoo will host a Pokemon Lure Party offering $2 off regular admission for all gamers who show their Pokemon Trainer Profile (one person per discount, valid July 28, 2016, only.) 

The North Carolina Zoo boasts an incredible 52 accessible PokeStops and eight gyms. Zoo staff will place Lures at PokeStops throughout the event. This dual opportunity to see the Zoo’s 1,600 animals while playing the new sensation is a one-of-a-kind opportunity.

Restock your backpack at one of the many PokeStops, gain experience at a gym of your choice and hatch those eggs by walking the Zoo's five miles of shaded trails. Rare Pokemon are seen at the Zoo, along with water, electric, rock, grass, fire, ground, psychic and fighting Pokemon.  Share what you collect at #NCZooPokemon.

During the party there will be special live animal ambassador encounters and keeper talks to accentuate the fun. Beat the heat with the Zoo's misters, one of which is a PokeStop! Players are advised that the Zoo does have wifi in some public areas. Cellphone reception at the Zoo varies by plans.  

The North Carolina Zoo is a safe, family-friendly place to collect Pokémon. Guests are reminded to please respect the natural space at the Zoo, the safety of other guests and animals, to watch where they walk, and stay on the trails.                                                                                           


About the North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo provides an experience like no other zoo anywhere. With five miles of exhibits, nearly 2,000 animals and 52,000 plants it is the largest natural habitat zoo in the world and an international leader in wildlife conservation.

Find yourself surrounded by some of Africa’s giants including elephants, rhinos, and giraffes; share the love of gorillas with Mosuba and his six-member troop; polar bears Nikita and Anana takr polar plunges every day at the Rocky Coast Exhibit; or join in the fun at the mud café in the Kidzone.

Located in center of the state in Asheboro, it is convenient to visit from anywhere in North Carolina. The North Carolina Zoo welcomes nearly 750,000 guests each year. Plan your adventure at


About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 

The North Carolina Zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit