Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu, HI

55-370 Kamehameha HighwayLaie, Oahu, HI 96762
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Overview

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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Laie, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Located 75 minutes from Honolulu.
  • Complimentary Waikiki hotel shuttle service is available.
  • Various dinner, luau, and show packages available for purchase.
  • Bring a camera, comfortable shoes, and appropriate attire.
  • Mingle with natives from Pacific cultures in genuine village replicas.
  • Bring cash and shop at the Hukilau Marketplace and specialty shops for a perfect souvenir.

Description

from Polynesian Cultural Center
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™ theater 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 pm
Ali'i Luau Dinner-Show Admission after 5:00 pm
Show Only Admission after 7:00 pm; seating available only in the upper level of the Pacific Theater.

General Admission to the villages from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.) 10:30 am, 12:30 pm

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Claudia Cobos
CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent !!!!"
August, 2018
It was a wonderfull day with my family, many activities, shows of island's culture, the dinnig was delicious and the show was wonderfull
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Tip: Great place, you must go !

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aureliano diaz
san diego, CA
1 Review
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"Two thumbs up"
April, 2015
A one of a kind ofexperience
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Janet D
Seattle, Washington
"First timer..."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2018 NEW
I highly recommend this show if you're in Honolulu. It is amazing!!! Its worth your money. Its an all day excursion.
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kazebear
Bendigo, Australia
"A big place with lots to see"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 08, 2018 NEW
I loved visiting here, so much to do and see. Great souvenirs to buy Great shows to watch A whole park of different country tribes Dancing Food Ice cream Clothes to buy Pearls Just loved it!
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stephencL8207DI
hacienda heights, United States
"cool place to visit when you are at oahu"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 08, 2018 NEW
you will learn about various polynesian culture while immersing yourself with various activities. every hour theres also a performance from each tribe. make sure you have enough time the drive took 1 hr from waikiki. the ticket is also enable us to come back to visit in 3 days when you are unable to complete.
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Rebecca I
Richmond, Virginia
"Plan for 2 days! Kids loved it! Don't skip the Breath of Life Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 08, 2018 NEW
So much to write! We planned to go to this one day but our ticket allowed for multiple and we ended up using it. Went with our kids 5, 7, 7. They gave the kids a passport where they can get a stamp in each country after doing activities. There are cultural presentations in each country - my kids had a hard time sitting through a few of them. I recommend for kids: Tahiti coconut bread making, Tongan drum presentation. There is a canoe celebration mid day where all the countries leave their stations and go to the main waterway and perform. For this, go about a half hour early and get a seat. There are benches along the way. We didn't know this and ended up on the fringe with no seat which meant hot tired kids complaining. My kids favorite activities while there were fishing (tahiti), spear throwing (tonga), tattoos (several countries), Poi (Aeoterra), canoeing (tonga), fire making (samoa). There are also free ukulele lessons at the ukulele shop. We went to the luau which was fun to have dinner and a show. Food was not amazing but not bad. We debated on leaving and not going to the Ha Breath of Life show because our kids were tired and it was getting late. We decided to stick it out and go and glad we did. The best part of the show is at the end with all the fire knife dancers and it is truly amazing.
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mitty26
Melbourne, Australia
"Great Cultural Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2018 NEW
We did the Ambassador Luau Package and as such had a tour around the facility and a show about "Ha", as well as the luau itself. Our guide was Noy from Tonga and she was so friendly and knowledgable. During the tour, we got to go to the villages for each Polynesian culture, watching shows and learning about traditions and ways of life. It was quite enjoyable and the crowd involvement in each show made it even more fun. After the tour came the luau where we enjoyed a show full of dancing and cultural activities. There was a full buffet dinner provided with foods including chicken, pork, fish, rice and salads available. During the experience we were also all presented with both wooden and real flower leis, which was a nice touch. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about the Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures, and experience a luau.
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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 5:00 pm. Ali’l Luau seating begins between 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm and concludes at 6:30pm. Ha! seating begins at 7:00 pm and concludes at 9:15 pm. 

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.