Oakland Zoo California Trail

Gondola views and up-close encounters with native California species

Reached by an urban gondola with soaring views, this 8-acre expansion of the Oakland Zoo exhibits will represent native California species dating back hundreds of years. Arriving at the 20,146 sf Visitor Center, visitors can head to the 5,970 sf interpretive building, or "Habitarium," with exhibits on the different habitats of California. Then they can take the 800-foot-long boardwalk to view the housed animals, ranging from condors, eagles, wolves, grizzly bears, bison, mountain lions, and more!

"There is no view like this that I have ever seen."

 

Libby Schaaf

Oakland Mayor

Details and Team

Project Details

Oakland, CA

Location

36,000 SF, 50 Acre Site

Size

$65M

Project Cost

Projected 2018

Completion Date
Team

Ken Hughes

Structural

O'Mahony & Myer, Inc

Electrical

Taylor Engineering

Plumbing

Aliquot Associates, Inc

Civil

RAS Design Group

Kitchen

Doppelmayr

Gondola Designer

pja architects

Caging Designer
Project Details

Oakland, CA

Location

36,000 SF, 50 Acre Site

Size

$65M

Project Cost

Projected 2018

Completion Date
Team

Ken Hughes

Structural

O'Mahony & Myer, Inc

Electrical

Taylor Engineering

Plumbing

Aliquot Associates, Inc

Civil

RAS Design Group

Kitchen

Doppelmayr

Gondola Designer

pja architects

Caging Designer

Reached by an urban gondola with soaring views, this 8-acre expansion of the Oakland Zoo exhibits will represent native California species dating back hundreds of years. Arriving at the 20,146 sf Visitor Center, visitors can head to the 5,970 sf interpretive building, or "Habitarium," with exhibits on the different habitats of California. Then they can take the 800-foot-long boardwalk to view the housed animals, ranging from condors, eagles, wolves, grizzly bears, bison, mountain lions, and more!

"There is no view like this that I have ever seen."

 

Libby Schaaf

Oakland Mayor