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

aureliano diaz
san diego, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Two thumbs up"
April, 2015
A one of a kind ofexperience
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Ashley B
"Ambassador Luau Package. Amazing experiences!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2018 NEW
The entire experience was amazing! Shaka was our tour guide and she was great. From the tours and activities from the different Polynesian islands (Samoa was our favorite! SO FUNNY! Had us laughing the whole time!) to the luau and Ha Breath of Life show everything was just wonderful! The food, the people, the culture. So worth it!! Highly highly recommend going!
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Marina K
"A splendid experience!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
We loved every minute of our day at the PCC!! The Super Ambassador package is worth every penny! Our personal guide (Ata from Samoa) was fun, friendly, knowledgeable and had an organized plan that allowed us to see and do far more than we anticipated. Robert, our Circle Tour guide provided an intimate look into the island and was fabulously funny! The luau food was as good as you can expect from a buffet. The production of "Ha" was stunning!!! Don't miss this opportunity!!!
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Peter C
Saugus, Massachusetts
"Recommend to go"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
Wife and I went and made a day out of it. Got there around 11:30 and checked things out, got our tixs and went in. We did the staff by our side with about 10 other people, he explained each island as we went by. Our guide was good. After tour we went to eat, food was o k, buffet style. Went to the show and that was pretty amazing, some parts were boring, maybe cause I was getting tired, but the ending with the fire sticks was superb. Seen the canoe parade which was o k got a chance to sit and rest. Got done around 9 that night. Long day but fun.
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bez71
Utah
"A MUST SEE!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
You've got to visit the PCC! I was hesitant, until we got there. The cost is high, yes, but well worth it. We did not eat in the PCC so I can't review that. We ran out of time in the islands, Samoa was the favorite of the kids but that's probably just because we spent the most time there. We were literally running from place to place at the end of the day. Hit the ukulele lessons at the Mission Settlement, Elder Baker was a hit, so much so that we came home with a ukulele. And the night show!!! Wow is all I have to say. What a wonderful place!
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Courtney L
"Interesting "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
It was a long day but good! The villages were very entertaining and the food was okay. I show was worth seeing. I wouldn't go back but I do recommend checking out.
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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.