Search is on at Aquarium on for Pokémon Go August 10th

By / Local Events / الأربعاء, 03 آب/أغسطس 2016 04:00

KURE BEACH, N.C. — Calling all Pokémon Go Trainers! Some new and interesting creatures are popping up at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Venonat hanging with a T-Rex! A Slowbro eyeing sharks! A rare Dratini spotted by the Butterfly Bungalow! The Aquarium is now home to 8 PokéStops, a Gym and dozens of Pokémon Go characters.
The Aquarium will host its first Pokémon Go Event on Wednesday, August 10 from 6-8 p.m. The after-hours, lure-dropping night of PokéFun offers Pokémon GO trainers an opportunity to catch, battle, hatch and hang at one of the area’s coolest attractions. Lures will be dropped throughout the evening.  
During the event, guests can also take a moment and learn about some real-life critters inside the Aquarium itself.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Spaces are limited, so register today to catch ‘em all at the Aquarium. This program is for all ages. Children must have a ticket and be accompanied by a paying adult.
$12.95 per person ages 13 to 61; $11.95 ages 62 and older, military $10.95 ages 3-12; Free for ages 2 and younger; Aquarium members receive a 10% discount, *tax not included About the Aquarium - The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located south of Kure Beach, a short drive south from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Aquarium is one of three state aquariums in North Carolina administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR). General information:
 The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is one of only 230 accredited members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a non-profit organization dedicated to the highest standards in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science and recreation. In addition, the Aquarium is an AZA partner in SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction. More on AZA:
 About the North Carolina 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


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