Pokémon GO Safari Zone

We’re excited to announce that this Safari Zone event will take place with several modifications made to ensure safe gameplay. Ticket holders are invited to either join the in-person Safari Zone event hosted in Fairmount Park or participate in the event’s gameplay from wherever they are in the world!

All event content is limited to those who have purchased tickets. No additional tickets will be sold. In-person attendees will need to RSVP ahead of the event. City Explorer Passes will be refunded in full. Stay tuned for more info.

Check the blog for additional details here.

Host Hotels
Special discounted rates are available while supplies last by clicking the hotel logos below. Note: Staying at a host hotel does not grant access to Safari Zone Philadelphia. Safari Zone Philadelphia tickets are sold separately.
Parking and Directions

To start your journey, make your way to Fairmount Park located at Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

There will be two (2) entrances to Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia:

  • Northwest Entrance: Corner of S Concourse Dr and W Memorial Hall Dr
  • Southeast Entrance: Corner of Sweetbriar Ln and Lansdowne Dr

Please note that your ticket purchase designates your starting point (Northwest or Southeast). You MUST start your day at the assigned entry point noted on your ticket. The user experience is designed based on your starting point.

Please note that your ticket purchase designates your starting time (10:00 AM or 12:00 PM). You WILL NOT be able to check in before your assigned time.


Here are some different transportation methods to help you come and go from Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia.


The major airport in Philadelphia and in close proximity to Fairmount Park is: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) located at 8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153. This is approximately 25 min from Fairmount Park.

Public Transportation

Trips can be planned through the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority website. Fairmount Park can be reached

  • By Bus: By taking the #38 bus, #40 bus, #43 bus and the #64 bus routes
  • By Rail: Take any Regional Rail train to Suburban Station, and then take the Route 38 bus from 15th Street and JFK Boulevard


Grab a cab, Lyft, or an Uber and get dropped off at:

  • Northwest Entrance: Corner E Memorial Drive and Parkside Drive
  • Southeast Entrance: Corner of 41st Dr and Parkside Drive


Bicycles may not be ridden along the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia course, but they are a great way to reach Fairmount Park.



Street parking is available West of Belmont Ave along Ave of the Republic and S Concourse. Parking is limited and first come first serve. Please note parking East of Belmont Ave along Ave of the Republic and S Course Drive is limited exclusively to guests of The Please Touch Museum. Due to limited parking, Trainers are encouraged to utilize public transportation or rideshare to reach Fairmount Park.

Accessible Parking

SEPTA bus lines and most rail stations are all equipped with accessible services. Please visit the SEPTA site here to find out more about accessible services.

ADA parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the corner of Belmont Ave and S Concourse and Avenue of the Republic going West bound towards the Mann Center.

Ticket Information

No additional tickets for this event will be sold.

For an overview of how in-app ticketing works for Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia, see our Help Center.


All ticket holders who would like to join the event in-person at Fairmount Park must RSVP. This is so that we have an accurate count of those who plan to attend in-person, and to make sure we keep the event space safe for distanced gathering.

Ticket holders have been emailed instructions on how to RSVP.


To begin your Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia experience, simply arrive at Fairmount Park on the date and time of your purchased ticket. Ticket holders may only attend one day of the event. Trainers who do not have a valid ticket will be unable to see or interact with Pokémon within the park.


All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is also a ticket holder.

If you do not have a ticket to the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia, you will not be able to see any gameplay in Fairmount Park.


Not only will this event take place in Fairmount Park as originally planned, but ticket holders will be able to participate no matter where they are in the world. Global event hours will be based on each participant’s local time; for example, a Friday Early Access ticket will grant event access on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.

Ticket holders will be able to enjoy the following features, whether they participate at Fairmount Park or play in their local neighborhood:

  • Featured Pokémon will be appearing in the wild and attracted to Incense.
  • You’ll be able to complete event-exclusive Special Research and Field Research tasks.
  • Incense activated during event hours will last for eight hours.
  • Lure Modules activated during event hours will last for four hours.
  • Special 2 km Eggs will be available.
  • For Safari Zone Philadelphia ticket holders, take a snapshot for a surprise!
Health & Safety

​Event will adhere to state and local health guidelines. Face coverings are mandatory during your visit. Ensure you understand and practice healthy hygiene during your visit. Practice social distancing, maintain at least 6 ft from others outside of your immediate group. If you are showing any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend this event and follow local health guidelines to protect yourself and other players. You can find the most up-to-date local regulations here.

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. The CDC advises that some people are more likely than others to become severely ill, and some people are at a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. Guests should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, and any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19. By coming to the park, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with your attendance.


The following items are ALLOWED:

  • Standard school-sized backpacks only
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets, Sheets, Towels
  • Cameras (basic point and shoot consumer-grade cameras)
  • Sealed sunscreen lotion (no aerosol containers)
  • Empty hydration packs and water bottles (plastic or aluminum) Max size 36oz.
  • Pre-packaged food
  • Factory sealed bottles of water or empty reusable water bottles (free water filling stations are available onsite)
  • Collapsible Umbrella
  • Strollers

The following items are PROHIBITED:

  • Large backpacks (no frames or camping gear)
  • Cigarettes, E-Cigs or Vaping devices
  • Aerosol containers (including sunscreen and personal beauty products)
  • Any glass containers or bottles
  • Any and all professional audio recording equipment
  • Any and all professional video equipment
  • Camera accessories, such as selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, GoPro mounts and attachments, or other commercial equipment
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Totems, Flags, Banners
  • Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)
  • Framed backpacks
  • Hammocks
  • Weapons or explosives of any kind (including firearms, pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • Water or squirt guns
  • Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts (including red wagons) or any personal motorized vehicles
  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
  • Preparation or cooking of food onsite
  • Anything that requires being affixed to park features, such as trees or shrubs
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.
  • No chairs of any kind
Guest Services

There will be Help and Information Booths located within the event. Stop by to get answers to your questions, receive registration help, learn about our accessibility plan, return found items or look for lost items, and learn more about Pokémon GO!


We are proud to support those who may be nursing newborns during the event. A private lactation area is available at the event. Please visit the nearest Help Desk for the exact location.


Plan Ahead and Prepare

Think about what you bring. Pack a refillable water bottle and take advantage of convenient water refilling stations. Choose reusable bags or totes for your supplies and souvenir items to help eliminate plastic bag waste. Avoid buying one-time use items and disposing of them while in the park.

Stick to the Path

While playing, make sure to stick to designated paths and avoid any areas that are closed off. When vegetation is trampled, there is a greater chance that either weeds will grow back in its place or nothing will grow back at all. If everyone taking part in Pokémon GO Safari Zone strayed from the path, our host park could suffer severe impacts, so help us take care of the park by sticking to dedicated paths and trails.

Pack it in, Pack it out

Our goal for Pokémon GO Safari Zone is to leave the park better than we found it. As much as possible, things you bring into the park should leave with you, too. For other trash, Pokémon GO Safari Zone will have trash and recycling stations around the host park for your use. Even leftover biodegradable materials, such as food scraps, should be disposed of in a trashcan. Though these items are biodegradable, they are not native to the host city and can create an eyesore for others. A general rule of thumb is to ask yourself, “Would this be here if I wasn’t?” If the answer is no, then the best practice is to pack it out with you and dispose of it properly.

Keep Wildlife Wild

Observe wildlife from a distance and never feed them human food. Animals can become dependent on leftover food or trash and become aggressive as a result. By sticking to paths and not approaching wildlife, you avoid stressing animals or damaging their habitat.

Leave It As You Find It

If each visitor picked a flower, collected a rock, or didn’t properly dispose of waste, then the natural habitat would be depleted. Leave the parks and city as you find them to protect the habitat of plants and animals, as well as the outdoor experiences of millions of visitors. Even better, with the help of fellow Trainers, we can leave our host city better than we found it.

Trash Disposal

Garbage/refuse collection and disposal is ultimately the responsibility of everyone. Any and all refuse generated must be properly disposed of in garbage receptacles located throughout the park. Please dispose of your trash in the correct recycling and regular receptacles.

Exit & Re-Entry Policy

All ticket holders are allowed to re-enter the event throughout the day. Only ticket holders will be able to participate in the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia gameplay experience and specialized elements.

Security & Assistance

Need help? Are you lost? Security guards located throughout Fairmount Park can provide assistance. If additional assistance is needed, call 9-1-1 and the applicable assistance will be provided.

ADA Accommodations

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia is ADA compliant, including accessible entrances and restrooms. For more information, patrons are directed to visit the Information Booth during operational hours. Services offered at the Information Booth include, but are not limited to:

  • Answers to questions specific to the ADA access program
  • Information relevant to our patrons with disabilities
  • Power outlets for recharging powered mobility devices

If you encounter a guest with a disability who has any access questions or needs assistance, please direct them to the Information Desks.

A friendly reminder to be considerate of all Pokémon GO Safari attendees. * Never push a mobility device/wheelchair – but you can help clear crowds as appropriate.


SEPTA bus lines and most rail stations are all equipped with accessible services. Please visit the SEPTA site here to find out more about accessible services.

The Park grounds are ADA accessible, but please be aware that this is a venue with distances between attractions. The length of the experience is almost one and a half miles. Also, it is an outdoor festival situated in a park and across city streets. Therefore, most travel is over natural terrain and pathways. If it should rain, there will be mud in some places. Pokémon GO Safari Zone does not provide personal care, golf cart rides, or push services of any kind or wheelchairs for rent or loan. Guests should make arrangements in advance if a wheelchair is needed and plan to bring attendants, if needed.

Motorized vehicles, such as Segways and golf carts are not allowed.

Accessible ADA portable toilets are available at the end of each row of restrooms throughout the park.


Accessible Parking

SEPTA bus lines and most rail stations are all equipped with accessible services. Please visit the SEPTA site here to find out more about accessible services.

ADA parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the corner of Belmont Ave and S Concourse and Avenue of the Republic going West bound towards the Mann Center.

Medical Support

A patron requiring insulin is allowed to bring their medically necessary materials and medications provided all medicine has a prescription label with the patron’s name. Out of concern for the festival staff who handle the trash, patrons are expected to dispose of medical waste and syringes in the proper disposal located at the medical area. Please do not dispose of these items in other trash bins at the event.

If additional support is required, please check-in at the medical area.

Pets & Service Animals

Fairmount Park has restrictions on animals. Dogs or pet animals of any kind may be in the park but only when fastened to or led by a handheld leash not exceeding six (6) feet in length. Please visit the link here for additional information.

Food & Beverage

Prepackaged food and bottled water is allowed in the festival. There will also be food vendors on-site, if you’d like to purchase food.


Free water filling stations are located throughout Fairmount Park.

Dietary Needs

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia will have food vendors that provide special dietary options. Please visit the Information Booth for a full list of vendors and further information.

Inclement Weather

The event will take place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. In the case of extreme weather, directions will be communicated via email and text to the attendees.


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