March 20, 2017

Museum will host walking tour, ‘Pokémon Go’ event

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. – The University Museum and sculpture garden will be prime Pokémon Go hunting ground later this week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

The museum hosts the Pokémon Go event on Saturday, March 25, in conjunction with a guided walking tour of the sculpture garden and museum galleries. The sculpture garden walk is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and the museum galleries are open 1-4 p.m. Meet at the north and south galleries. The University Museum is located at the north end of Faner Hall. 

“This is a community event, and we very much encourage families and children,” Kasey Dunn, undergraduate assistant at the museum, said. 

The event includes two hours of Pokémon lures, a smart device application that “lures” Pokémon characters to the site. Players still have to hunt for them, but lures cause Pokémon to “spawn” more frequently. 

The museum encourages photography during this event, and asks players to post about the Pokémon they’ve captured by sharing on Instagram at @siu_museum.