Honolulu Zoo Renovation Costs

     Photo: David Croxford

Poor reviews of the Honolulu zoo from visitors and trip advisories were some of the reasons the City and County of Honolulu and zoo director Manuel Mollinedo devised a six-year plan to turn the Waikiki attraction around. Here is a breakdown of some budgeted renovations.

$2 million
Zoo entrance. Already completed.

$10.27 million
Reconstruction of the Asian Tropical Forest Elephant Facility; includes installation of two 55,000-gallon pools. Scheduled completion: October 2011.

$7.36 million
Discovery center for lectures and training. Construction scheduled to begin in 2016.*

$2 million
Wastewater filtration system for the hippopotamus exhibit.
Completion: July 2014.*

Refurbish parking lot.
Scheduled construction start: July 2011.

$1.8 million
New reptile and amphibian complex. Design plans due 2013; scheduled construction start: 2016.*

Sources: Collins Lam, Honolulu director of design and construction; Honolulu capital program and budget, fiscal year 2011, pages 550-559.

* Costs may increase when design plans are completed.


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