Discovery Agents is coming to a ZOO near YOU!
Hey, hey you! Have you heard of the super-secret Agents of Discovery mobile app? The game is downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play and then played at participating locations or "Mission Sites” across North America!
Discovery Agents is a Move to Play & Learn mobile game that kids download for free and play at participating sites to discover the world around them. Kids unlock hidden geo-located challenges that can only be solved through observation and discovery.
The new Discovery Agents Mission Site is available for visitors to play for free to find virtual characters and learn about the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Unlike Pokémon GO, Discovery Agents requires no WiFi or data connection after the initial download, meaning parents don’t need to worry about their cell phone bills as their kids explore their communities with the mobile game!
Kids learn more, have more fun, and feel more connected to nature when they play Agents of Discovery (compared to a self-guided or an interpreter-led tour of a park).
There's even a study to prove it!
Get ready for adventure, intrigue, and a whole lot of fun! New missions and questions will be added regularly!
Our Mission Site is proudly funded by the Edmonton Community Foundation.
You need WiFi to download the different missions from off of the Discovery Agent app but not to play the game! Ensure your location settings are on for the Discovery Agents app and you are ready to play!
The Edmonton Valley Zoo is part of OpenCity Wifi. Open City Wi-Fi is a free public Wi-Fi Internet access service provided courtesy of the City of Edmonton to patrons of some of the City’s publicly accessible facilities.
Every wireless device is different, these are general instructions:
- On your mobile device, scan for WiFi networks
- Select ' Open WiFi' from the list and follow your mobile device's prompts to proceed with the connection
- When you open your mobile device's web browser, you will be redirected to the Open WiFi usage terms and conditions page. You must click "accept" to proceed with the WiFi connection.
Many of the zoo’s indoor public areas have OpenCity Wifi including:
- Zootique (Gift Store)
- Wild Earth Cafe
- EdVenture Lodge
- Saito Centre
The mission names might change as we update the questions (seasonal or special event missions might appear!) but once you are at the zoo and search for missions in the app, the Edmonton Valley Zoo mission should be at the top of the list!