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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, PCC's facilities feature 6 native Pacific island villages & demonstrations of the daily traditions of the Hawaiians, Samoans, Maori & other Polynesian peoples. Take part in fun activities & watch authentic musical, dance & other cultural performances. It's no wonder that Polynesian Cultural Center is Hawaii's top paid attraction!

Your ultimate guide to enjoy Polynesian Cultural Center


Island Villages & “Go Native” Activities

Try your hand at throwing a spear or learn to cook in an umu (traditional oven)—here’s your chance to “Go Native!” at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC). Eight new Go Native! activities have been introduced to the PCC’s popular daytime experiences to entice guests to do as natives do and actively participate in several traditional Polynesian aspects of daily life, including games, crafts, cooking and ceremonies.

Hawaii Tahiti
  • • 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 (approx.) 1:00 · 3:30 · 4:30 · 5:30
  • • Learn the alluring Tahitian dance & witness a traditional wedding ceremony
  • • Taste delicious handmade coconut bread & fish with bamboo poles
  • • Cultural presentation times (approx.) 12:30 · 1:30 · 3:30 · 4:30
Tonga Fiji
  • • 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.) 1:00 · 3:05 · 4:00 · 4:30 · 5:30
  • • Learn how to make and use coconut oil
  • • Get a Fijian warrior tattoo & play a derua (bamboo instrument)
  • • Cultural presentation times (approx.) 12:30 · 1:30 · 3:05 · 4:00 · 5:00
Aotearoa (New Zealand) Samoa
  • • 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.) 1:00 · 1:55 · 3:30 · 4:30
  • • Learn how to cook Samoan dishes and how to husk and open a coconut
  • • Learn how to 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.) 12:30 · 1:30 · 3:05 · 4:00 · 5:00

Huki Canoe Pageant

Huki Canoe Show at Polynesian Cultural Center
Polynesian Cultural Center’s new canoe pageant, Huki celebrates the stories of Laie, beginning with the creation myth of Polynesia when Maui hooked the islands out of the ocean. Huki creates a narrative that combines history, myth, religion, and music, portraying the beginnings of PCC in a fun afternoon show!

Laie Tram Tour

Take a bus tour of 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.

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.

Hawaiian Journey Movie Experience

Experience Hawaii like you never have before in an immersive cinematic experience

Hukilau Marketplace

Hukilau Marketplace at Polynesian Cultural Center
This marketplace in Laie, 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 on the shopping center and Polynesian Cultural Center.

Things to Do After Dinner

  • • 5:00 pm - Visit Samoa or Fiji
  • • 5:30 pm - Visit Tonga or Hawaii
  • • 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm and 6:50 pm - Watch the Hawaiian Journey movie
  • • 5:20 pm - 6:40 pm (every 20 minutes) - Laie Temple Tram Tour
  • • Visit the mission settlement and get free ukulele lessons
  • • Visit the Ukulele Experience and learn more about Hawaii’s favorite instrument
  • • Shop in the Hukilau Market Place
  • • Visit the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

    • Most Popular Tickets


      Full-Day Circle Island Tour + Full-Day
      The best way to experience all that the Polynesian Cultural Center has to offer The Circle Island Tour lets you explore the historical, scenic, and cultural highlights of Oahu the comfortable, convenient way.
      • General Admission (12:00 PM entry) – Access to 6 island villages and exhibits
      • Dinner – Luau Buffet and Show, Prime Rib Buffet or Island Buffet
      • Evening Show – Ha: Breath of Life show
      • Circle island Tour (8am - 12:30 pm) - See Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, the Pali Lookout, Dole Plantation, famous North Shore beaches, the Hawai'i Temple and more.
      • General Admission (12:30 PM entry) – Access to 6 island villages and exhibits
      • Dinner – Luau Buffet and Show, Prime Rib Buffet or Island Buffet
      • Evening Show – Ha: Breath of Life show

      Know Before You Go

      • • Arrive early to experience everything that PCC has to offer. Gates open at 11:45am
      • • Alcohol is not served or allowed anywhere on the premises.
      • • Dress comfortably (no bathing suits) and wear comfortable shoes.
      • • Electric scooters, wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent if needed. Please contact us at 808-690-9990.
      • Foreign Language Tour Guides are available in Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, German, Spanish Italian, French and Portuguese for the Ambassador and Super-Ambassador packages.
      • Lockers are available near the entrance to the Pacific Theater to rent for $5.00 for 3 hours or $10.00 for the entire day. Smaller lockers measure 12”W x 13H” x 18.5”D, and large lockers are 12”W x 22”H x 15.5”D.

      Hours of Operation

      Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
      Hukilau Marketplace11:00 am – 9:30 pm
      Center Hours11:45 am – 9:00 pm
      Island Villages & Canoe Rides12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
      “Go Native” Activities12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Huki Canoe Show2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
      Laie Tram Tour3:05 pm – 6:50 pm
      Hawaiian Journey Movie1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

      Parking

      Parking at PCC is free. Disability parking is available near the main entrance. Charging stations for electric vehicles are available on a first-come first-served basis.

      Shopping

      Ukuleles, art and decor, jewelry, clothing, music, souvenirs, and snacks as well as selected home décor, accessories, fine arts, batteries and camera supplies are available.

      Food Allergies

      The Polynesian Cultural Center provides a full menu, including a chart noting gluten, nut-free, dairy-free and vegetarian selections from each of the three (3) dining venues within the Polynesian Cultural Center.
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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Get the complete experience! Learn about Hawaiian culture and other Polynesian cultures by visiting six unique villages at PCC, then enjoy a delicious luau dinner & an incredible evening show with this all-inclusive, full-day pass!
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  2. Head out on a Circle Island Tour of Oahu and then enjoy a full day at the Polynesian Cultural Center with a luau buffet dinner and PCC's famous night show—Ha, Breath of Life. Don't miss this opportunity to see the best of Oahu in one day!
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  3. Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center with general admission, tickets to the Ha: Breath of Life show, or both! Experience the culture of Polynesia's six unique islands at PCC, Hawaii's favorite visitor attraction!
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  4. Enjoy dinner and a show at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Select your choice of dinner—luau or prime rib buffet—along with seats for PCC's renowned "Ha: Breath of Life" night show. This amazing combination is sure to be a night to remember at PCC!
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