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The Polynesian Cultural Center is home to the famous Alii Luau and world's largest Polynesian night show! Located in Laie on the northeast shore of Oahu, Polynesian Cultural Center's facilities feature six native Pacific islands and demonstrations of the daily traditions of the people of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Maori. Take part in fun activities for all ages and watch authentic cultural performances. It's no wonder that Polynesian Cultural Center is Hawaii's top paid attraction!
The Polynesian Cultural Center opened to provide jobs for students of Brigham Young University (BYU), Hawaii in October 12th, 1963. Today, Polynesian Cultural Center spans 42 acres of land in Laie. A large part of the local community, Polynesian Cultural Center provides scholarships to BYU students both from Hawaii and international countries. The center features a variety of Polynesian cultures in a fun, engaging way that allows them to share their unique cultures and traditions even as they keep them alive.

• Hawaii's top attraction with tons of family friendly activities
• All-day attractions that you explore at your own pace
• A spectacular luau show and buffet with fine-dining option
• Six different Polynesian villages featuring unique cultures
• Multiple shows and performances featured throughout the day

Package Options
There are many ways to enjoy the Polynesian Cultural Center. We have organized our package selections so you can easily select the best plan for you and your group.
Circle Island Tour & Full Day Packages: You don't want to waste your precious vacation time. Why not combine your island sightseeing tour and a visit to Polynesian Cultural Center, all in one day? Absolutely recommended to our first-time visitors!
Full Day Packages: Enjoy everything the Polynesian Cultural Center has to offer. Select from three options (Super Ambassador, Ambassdor or Alii Luau)
Half Day Packages: Don't have all day but still want to visit? This will let you enter the park at 4pm and still have time for a couple of village presentations, dinner and the spectacular night show.

Make the Most of Your Visit: Suggested Itinerary
Polynesian Cultural Center Map There's a lot to see at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and if you want to experience everything you can, you'll need to plan your visit. Here's how we suggest you spend your time there to make the most of your day:

7:30 am: Waikiki Pick-up for Circle Island Tour
Circle Island Tour Time Saver! If you purchase our Circle Island & Polynesian Cultural Center package, you will be picked up between 7:30am and 8:30am from Waikiki.
• Enjoy a sightseeing in the morning, and a fun filled day at the Polynesian Cultural Center in the afternoon and the night.
• Visit the island's most famous lookouts, including the iconic Diamond Head Crater, Hanauma Bay, Makapuu Point, and Pali Lookout. Then head north to the famous Dole Pineapple Plantation to visit the giant maze and cool off with some Dole Whip dessert. Afterwards, visit North Shore beaches
• You will arrive at the center around 12:30pm

10 am: Waikiki Pick-up for Full Day Packages
Polynsian Cultural Center Bus Purchase our full-day packages and enjoy a convenient pick-up near your hotel in Waikiki around 10am. Be sure to select your pick-up location upon booking.
• Dress comfortably (no bathing suits) and wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking around the park all day.
• Electric scooters, wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent if needed. Please contact us at 808-690-9990.

11:45 am: Center Opens
Check in at the gate between 11:45am and 12:00pm for your tickets. If you have purchased a package with guides, they will pick up the ticket for you. If you arrive early, you can browse the Hukilau Marketplace, which opens at 11:00am. The welcome show at the Samoan Village begins at 12:00pm, while all other attractions begin at 12:30pm.

12:30 pm: Village of Samoa
Samoan Village The most popular village at the Polynesian Cultural Center! Learn about the Samoans in a cultural presentation that displays the famous Samoan sense of humor!
• Learn how to cook Samoan dishes and how to husk and open a coconut
Make fire with two sticks and take a fireknife spinning lesson
• Watch a young warrior climb a 40-foot coconut tree
• Cultural presentation times (approx.) 12:30pm · 1:30pm · 3:05pm · 4:00pm · 5:00pm

1:00 pm: Village of Aotearoa
New Zealand Village The island village of New Zealand is where you'll learn of the Maori people. Watch the famous Maori warrior's dance, the haka, learn the significance of Maori tattoos and totems, and learn how to play the stick tossing game.
• Play ancient games & test your dexterity by twirling poi balls
• Learn the significance of Maori tattoos & watch the warrior dance, Haka.
• Cultural presentation times (approx.) 1:00pm · 1:55pm · 3:30pm · 4:30pm

1:30 pm: Village of Fiji
Fijian Village Watch a traditional Fijian dance, play the derua (bamboo instrument), and learn how to make coconut oil. The village of Fiji includes demonstrations of traditional tattoos, lessons on the derua, and a tour of a 6-story, traditional Fijian temple.
• Learn how to make and use coconut oil
• Get a Fijian warrior tattoo & play a derua (bamboo instrument)
• Cultural presentation times (approx.) 12:30pm · 1:30pm · 3:05pm · 4:00pm · 5:00pm

2:00 pm: Hawaiian Journey Cinematic Experience
Experience Hawaii like you never have before in an immersive cinematic IMAX theater experience: feel the wind, mist of rain, and the rumble of the earth in this 4D film experience. The presentation lasts around 15 minutes, after which you'll have time to find seats by the lagoon in time for the canoe show.

2:30 pm: Huki Canoe Show
Huki Canoe Show at Polynesian Cultural Center Polynesian Cultural Center’s new canoe pageant, Huki celebrates the stories of Laie and Polynesia, beginning with the legend of Maui and ending with the creation of the Polynesian Cultural Center. Weaving a narrative that combines history, myth, religion, and music, Huki portrays the beginnings of Polynesian Cultural Center in a fun afternoon show!

3:05 pm: Village of Tonga
Tongan Village After the canoe show, head to the nearby village of Tonga! Watch a rhythmic cultural demonstration, where you'll learn the Tongan clapping dance and participate in a drumming performance.
• Paddle a traditional canoe, weave coconut leaves and compete in spear throwing
• Tour a replica of the Queen’s summer home and learn how tapa cloth is made
• Cultural presentation times (approx.) 1:00pm · 3:05pm · 4:00pm · 4:30pm · 5:30pm

3:30 pm: Village of Tahiti
Tahitian Village The Tahitian village offers a once-a-day performance of a traditional Tahitian wedding ceremony. See the famous hip-shaking Tahitian dance, and stand up and learn it yourself! Taste delicious handmade coconut bread, fish with bamboo poles, and see how coconut oil is made.
• Learn the alluring Tahitian dance & witness a traditional wedding ceremony
• Taste delicious handmade coconut bread & fish with bamboo poles
• Cultural presentation times (approx.) 12:30pm · 1:30pm · 3:30pm · 4:30pm

4:00 pm: Iosepa Canoe
The Halau Wa'a o Iosepa, or "Iosepa canoe house of learning," is a modern replica of a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe. Learn how the ancient Polynesians used to navigate the oceans, using the stars, ocean currents, and birds. The canoe also serves as a sailing classroom for students of Brigham Young University in Laie.

4:30 pm: Village of Hawaii
Hawaiian Village PCC Dance the hula, learn to fish, and sample some poi at the Hawaiian village. Listen to Hawaiian songs played on an ukulele, play ancient Hawaiian games, and weave a tapa cloth.
Learn how to dance hula and practice throwing fish nets the island way
• Play ancient games, watch how poi is made and sample this traditional Hawaiian food
• Cultural presentation times 1:00pm · 3:30pm · 4:30pm · 5:30pm

5:00 pm: Canoe Ride
This one-way canoe ride takes you from the Hawaiian village to park entrance. The 5:00 p.m. canoe ride is the last one-way ride of the day. If you miss it, you'll need to walk back to the entrance.

5:15 pm: Tram Tour
Take a short tram tour of the Laie area to see the community that created the Polynesian Cultural Center. See Brigham Young University, the town of Laie, and the Laie Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located next to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Tours depart every 20 minutes, and take around 40 minutes round-trip.

6:00 pm: Dinner Buffet
PCC Alii Luau Feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet. Dinner availability based on your ticket purchase.
• The Alii Luau Buffet is the most popular dining option, which includes a luau show in addition to your all-you-can eat dinner.
• The Prime Rib Buffet is a fine-dining option that allows a casual, yet comfortable atmosphere in which to enjoy your food. Includes a prime rib carving station, snow crab legs, and an array of island dishes.
• The Island Buffet is a family-friendly dining option that offers a variety of dishes that will please any palate. Perfect for kids and picky eaters!

7:00 pm: Shopping at Hukilau Marketplace
Hukilau Marketplace at Polynesian Cultural Center After dinner, you'll have some free time before the night show begins. Do some last-minute shopping at Hukilau Marketplace! This marketplace located right outside the gates of PCC includes a variety of stores and stands featuring local crafts, souvenirs, and food. To learn more about Hukilau Marketplace, check out our blog post.

7:30 pm: Night Show — Ha, Breath of Life
Ha, Breath of Life night show at Polynesian Cultural Center This theatrical performance tells the story of Mana, a young Polynesian boy, and his growth into a man over the years as he visits the different island cultures of Polynesia. Including performances from various cultures, this show includes music, dancing, and blazing fireknives, told in a single, stunning evening show featuring over 100 Polynesian native performers and a variety of special effects. The show lasts 90 minutes with no intermission. Tickets must be reserved, with advance reservations recommended.

9:00 pm: Depart PCC
After a full day at the park, it's time to head back to your hotel. The return bus will be running continuously until the last guest leaves the park. Don't forget to do your last-minute shopping at the Hukilau Market Place.

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