Plan Your Visit

The 2024 Pacific Bonsai Expo will be held at the Henry J. Kaiser Center, 10 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607.  The show is open Saturday October 26th 9am-5pm and Sunday October 27th 9am-4pm. 

The Venue

Henry J. Kaiser Center For the Arts is located adjacent to the Oakland Museum of California, on the shores of Lake Merritt, across the lake from the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt.

The Venue historically was called the Oakland Civic Auditorium. The main event hall is over 26,000 square feet and surrounds attendees with wonderful architectural details and a storied history. 


Announcements for ticket sales will be made here and via social media. Ticket types:

  • Weekend Pass - admission for Saturday and Sunday all day
  • Single Day Pass - admission for one day.
  • Afternoon Admission - Discounted rate available after 1pm Saturday and 12pm Sunday. 

Admission to the Friday preview is available to donors who make qualifying donations.


There is limited parking on site. Parking on site is managed by a parking company and passes will be available for sale when tickets go on sale. There are additional parking lots nearby at the Oakland Museum, and the venue is located one block away from the Lake Merritt BART station. We strongly encourage carpooling and using ride share services when possible. 


The official hotel for the 2024 expo is the same as the hotel for the 2022 PBE. If you are looking to stay close to the Pacific Bonsai Expo venue, we recommend:

To quality for group rate, which includes discounted parking, reserve your room online with this link or call 510-601-5880 and use group code "G-PBSE".

Hyatt House Emeryville - 5800 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA

Other Nearby Lodging:

Hyatt Place Emeryville - 5700 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA
Hilton Garden Inn - 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA
Four Points by Sheraton - 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA
Sonesta Emeryville - 5555 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA
A cool place to eat in Emmeryville is the Emmeryville Public Market, an indoor conglomeration of multiple food establishments which is located at  5959 Shellmound St.


Getting To HJK:

Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium is located at 10 10th Street in Oakland. 

Visit The Bonsai Garden Lake Merritt

The Bonsai Garden Lake Merritt is located at 650 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA.
For more information check out the BGLM website.