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Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu, HI

55-370 Kamehameha HighwayLaie, Oahu, HI 96762
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Spanning over 42 acres, the Polynesian Cultural Center is home to living museum and theme park centered around Polynesian culture. The center features eight simulated tropical villages, IMAX® shows, canoe rides and parades, special events, daytime exhibits and the Hā–Breath of Life evening show. Guests can also experience the renowned Ali’i Luau, considered one of the best and most authentic luaus on Oahu.


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Choose from a variety of packages and get set to see why the Polynesian Cultural Center is Hawaii's #1 Paid Attraction. Explore and experience eight island villages and exhibits representing the Islands of Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa, Marquesas, Rapa Nui, Tonga and Tahiti.

Learn firsthand from the native peoples of each island with interactive demonstrations that teach you the games, fun and friendship of Polynesia. Get a temporary tattoo, catch a fish or learn to dance one of the exciting hip shaking dances of Tahiti. See an active Polynesian voyaging canoe up close and learn how to make fire. Plus, enjoy the exciting Rainbows of Paradise canoe pageant showcasing the songs and dances of each island culture on the Center’s winding lagoon.

Give your feet a rest and take a relaxing tram tour through Laie town to see the surrounding community, then cap off your adventure in Hawaii’s only IMAX™ theatre to learn about the importance of coral reefs with a Coral Reef Adventure.

Discover for yourself why the Polynesian Cultural Center's Alii Luau has justifiably inherited the deeper meanings of Hawaiian hospitality and joy inherent in this ancient feast, and add this unforgettable experience to your Hawaiian vacation.

Please note that due to the Polynesian Cultural Center being a family attraction which is closely associated to and predominantly an employer of college students, alcohol is not served or allowed to be consumed anywhere on the premises.

Ambassador Dinner-Show Admission after 5:00 p.m.
Ali'i Luau Dinner-Show Admission after 5:00 p.m.
Show Only Admission after 7:00 p.m.; seating available only in the upper level of the Pacific Theater.

General Admission to the villages from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

There is no charge for children under age 5, unless they plan to occupy a reserved seat at the evening show.

Optional Pick-up Points in Waikiki
1st Pick up* 2nd Pick up*
1. Ala Moana Hotel (wait on Mahukona Street) 10:00 am 12:00 pm
2. Ilikai Renaissance (on Hobron Lane) 10:00 am 12:00 pm
3. Hilton Hawaiian Village (Tapa Tower Bus Depot) 10:05 am 12:05 pm
4. Waikiki Gateway (Olohana Street side) 10:10 am 12:10 pm
5. Sheraton Waikiki (bus terminal) 10:15 am 12:15 pm
6. Waikiki Trade Center (Seaside Avenue curbside) 10:20 am 12:20 pm
7. Hyatt Regency Hotel (back entrance facing Koa Avenue) 10:25 am 12:25 pm
8. Waikiki Beach Marriott (bus area near corner of Paoakalani St.

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

aureliano diaz
san diego, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Two thumbs up"
April, 2015
A one of a kind ofexperience

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Mindy M
"Old Memories and New Experiences - Fantastic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
Having lived on Oahu as a child and having attended many a school program in my youth, it was very special to have returned as an adult - to remember and learn new things. And see how the programs have evolved.
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Chris M
"Beautiful experi"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
The PCC allows you a great opportunity to walk around and experience the islands that compose the pacific and get an insight to their culture. You can choose to either tag along with a tour or do a self guided tour, either way make sure you make it through all the villages and shows. Kap's Samoan show is impressive all in itself! Activities for children and adults alike spot the site, so no one will go away bored!
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Hicksville, New York
"Shows shows and shows. VERY expensive."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2017 NEW
I was expecting something over the top amazing after seeing the rave reviews and with such a high price. This was OK, but disappointing. I think there are other, better things to do in Oahu for what this costs. We thought there would be a lot of hands on activities. Instead, aside from a couple of things, it was shows, shows, and more shows. Some of these shows were pretty boring, too. My 10 year old was pretty bored, and, after a couple of villages, I regretted having booked this attraction. It was very expensive and took up an entire vacation day. The luau was nice, and the show, especially the fire dancers, were excellent.
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Eric P
Redmond, Washington, United States
"Awesome Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2017 NEW
What a great place to spend a day in Oahu. I didn't know how much I didn't know about Polynesian culture until I went here. We did an ambassador level visit, mainly to get better seats for the great night show, but really enjoyed it because we had a guide for the entire day to help us see the many villages and demonstrations during the day. The best comment about the people working here came from my wife who said that she felt they all really wanted to be there, were having fun doing their job and really wanted to interact with you.
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Janet G
Bellingham, Washington
"A day to remember"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2017 NEW
Learn about several Polynesian Islands and their cultures. This was a day well spent. Great for the whole family. The evening show is phenomenal. It brought tears to my eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions about Polynesian Cultural Center

Where is the Polynesian Cultural Center located?
They are located in the small town of Laie, located on the northeast end of Oahu. Allow yourself approximately a 75 minute drive from Honolulu.

How much is parking?
Parking is FREE.

Can I bring my camera?
Guests are welcome to take as many personal pictures or video recordings at the Center as they wish, but no flash photography or video is allowed during the evening show, Ha: Breath of Life, as the light is blinding to the performers on stage and other guests in the darkened theater.

Do you offer wheelchair, stroller or locker rentals?
The Polynesian Cultural Center provides guests a limited number of wheelchairs and strollers available with advanced reservations by calling them directly. There is a $20 deposit fee, $15 of which will be refunded when the wheelchair or stroller is returned. A limited number of day lockers are available near the front entrance on a first-come basis for a small rental fee.

Is the Polynesian Cultural Center wheelchair accessible?
All major areas of the Polynesian Cultural Center - including the Laie Temple Visitors Center tours are accessible to those in wheelchairs. Guests using wheelchairs at our lu'au or Ha: Breath of Life evening show will either be invited to transfer to a seat if they choose to do so, or will be invited to sit in any of our wheelchair section.

When are the times for each activity?
The Polynesian Cultural Center is open Monday through Saturday Noon to 5PM. Ali’l Luau seating begins between 4:45 – 5PM and concludes at 6:30pm. Ha! seating begins at 7PM and concludes at 9:15PM. 

If my child is under 5 years, are they free?
Yes, children 0-4 are free admission into the Cultural Center. They are considered a lap child for the show venues.