Morris Arboretum Hosts Pokémon GO Day

Travel between the real world and the virtual world at Morris Arboretum’s Pokémon GO Day on Sunday, September 25, 10am-2pm.  Explore the 92-acre lush and colorful garden as you search for species at more than 30 Pokestops.  Be careful when you try to catch ‘em all—­there are plenty of places for wild Pokémon to run!


To coax them out of hiding, active lures will be offered for the duration of the event.  Compton Café, the Arboretum restaurant, will house a phone charging station and will feature Pokémon cookies as a sweet treatFree with admission.  When playing, please observe garden etiquette and do not climb on the trees or sculptures, wade in fountains, or step in garden beds. 

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. The arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also the official arboretum of Pennsylvania. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure Exhibit adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing.  Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm (Apr-Oct).  Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8pm.  For more information,