Nearly 170 people came out to the Pokémon Go Lure Party held July 30th at the Marco Island Historical Museum. The popular smartphone application is the latest development in the Pokémon craze, which began in the 90s, and has been downloaded by millions of people, both young and old, all over the world.
“Not only is Pokémon a fun and easy-to-learn game,” said Lisa Marciano, museum manager at the Naples Depot Museum and event organizer, “but also it gives family members, no matter how old they are, an excellent opportunity to bond over a shared activity.”
The Marco Island Historical Museum happens tohave two PokéStops. PokéStops are based on location and allow players to re-up on Poké Balls and potions. Interim Director of Collier County Museums Amanda Townsend was responsible for dropping the “lure” modules, which attract Pokémon to the PokéStops.
Besides catching Pokémon, the museum offered a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, and other fun activities for trainers.
Two more Pokémon Go Lure Parties are planned: one on August 20, from 10 AM-2 PM at the Museum of the Everglades; the other on August 27, from 10 AM-2 PM at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum. Everyone is welcome! For more information call 239-252-8476 or go to www.colliermuseums.com.