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Great Lakes Science Center to hold Pokémon-a-Thon event

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Posted at 10:36 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 06:23:43-04

While the area outside the Great Lakes Science Center is a popular destination for Pokémon Go players, the Center is inviting players inside to their Pokémon-a-Thon event this Saturday. 

On Saturday, September 17, the Science Center will have a family-friendly day of catching Pokémon while learning the science behind virtual reality, trajectory, medical science and more. There will be special activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. included with general admission including: 

  • Evolve Cart - learn how to gain energy that can be used to evolve by completing a circuit. 
  • Poké-battle demo - learn the science behind what allows certain Pokémon to beat others in a battle
  • Gotcha! Demo - Watch a life-sized demonstration that explains the usage of trajectory and angles in Pokémon Go!
  • Healing Station - Learn more in the BioMedTech Gallery to learn about the science behind your health.

The Science Center is also offering a DIY: Virtual Reality Headset Workshop where participants can make a pair of virtual reality glasses to take home. Interested players can register on their website

In addition to the demonstrations, Game Drone Legit will also host a free Super Smash Brothers eight-player Pokémon Knockout Tournament on the large projection screen in the Discover Stage area, with qualifier rounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The winner will receive a family membership to the Science Center and a Smash Champion Certificate.