The spectacular 420 acre Polynesian Cultural Center brings to life the traditions, history and hospitality of the islands of Polynesia.
Take a 15 million square mile tour of Polynesia without ever leaving Oahu. The spectacular 420 acre Polynesian Cultural Center brings to life the traditions, history and hospitality of the islands of Polynesia.
Visit Authentic villages and watch natives from seven Pacific cultures demonstrate the arts of dancing with fire, making clothing from plants, jewelry making and preserving history without a written language. Experience ancient life in Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawai'i, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Samoa.
Plus enjoy a relaxing canoe ride through our meandering lagoon, and watch an exciting performance at our canoe pageant.
At the Polynesian Cultural Center 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 experience an immersive cinematic journey through the hidden splendors of Hawaii with Hawaiian Journey. Don't forget to take a quick turn through our souvenir shops to see what Polynesian treasures might await to commemorate your day's escape to the islands of Polynesia.
Hawaii's Newest Ancient Story.
The IMAX™ Polynesia Theater
The Movie: Hawaiian Journey. Experience the Wonders of Hawaii! See, feel and smell then in a new immersive cinematic experience. A stunning, big-screen tribute to the hidden splendors of Hawaii. Free with admission to the center.
Long Canoe Pageant - Rainbows of Paradise
What To Know
General Admission Includes:
Motor Coach (Standard Transportation)
Mini Coach (Curb-Side Service)
Step inside our gates and enter a world of discovery and adventure. As you visit each village you immerse yourself in their distinct and beautiful culture. Meet the people, taste the food, play, sing and dance. See why our guests call this the “best cultural experience on the island”.
In the event of inclement weather, events and indoor shows will continue to operate, including all Village presentations, the Ali'i Luau, Prime Dining, Island Buffet, BBQ Lunch, and the Ha:Breath of Life Evening show. For the safety and comfort of our guests and staff, some outdoor events and presentations may temporarily close until weather improves and safe to resume activities.
AOTEAROA (NEW ZEALAND)
RAPA NUI (EASTER ISLAND)
IOSEPA VOYAGING CANOE
HAWAIIAN JOURNEY MOVIE EXPERIENCE
LAIE TRAM TOUR (Includes Old Laie, BYU-H and LDS Temple Visitor’s Center):
The Polynesian Cultural Center is a family-oriented attraction. For the safety and enjoyment of all our guests, please observe the following rules at all times:
ALCOHOL, SMOKING & DRUG USE: Alcohol is not served or allowed to be consumed anywhere on the premises. We have provided numerous smoking areas throughout the Polynesian Cultural Center. Anything that produces smoke or vapor is not permitted outside of the designated areas. These designated smoking areas are clearly identified on the park map you will receive upon your arrival. The use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited. Violations will result in immediate removal from the premises and notification to the local law enforcement agency.
ATTIRE/DRESS CODE AND LANGUAGE: Oahu can experience many changes in the weather, rainy one moment, tropical heat the next. We recommend you dress comfortably and wear very comfortable shoes. Remember that the sun can be harsh, so you may want to grab a hat or umbrella even on the sunniest of days. And don’t forget water! Don’t worry if you forget any of these items, you can pick them up in at our Hukilau Marketplace. Because the Polynesian Cultural Center is a family oriented attraction, we ask our guests to dress appropriately. Shoes and shirts are required at all times. Bathing suits are not allowed. Clothing, tattoos and all forms of wear-able art with offensive designs are strictly prohibited. To ensure an enjoyable experience for all our guests, please refrain from using profanity and engaging in unsafe or disruptive behavior. We reserve the right to remove any person(s) who engages in disorderly, disruptive or otherwise offensive activities. We kindly request that you treat all guests and employees with aloha and respect.
OUTSIDE FOOD: Outside food is not allowed in the Polynesian Cultural Center. However, food and other items that are for medical purposes are permitted with prior notification.
CAMERA & VIDEO USE: Guests are welcome to take as many personal pictures or video recordings at the Polynesian Cultural Center as they wish, EXCEPT during the Ha’: Breath of Life show. Photography or video recording of any kind is strictly prohibited during the "Ha: Breath of Life" show. However, souvenir booklets and DVDs of the Ha:Breath of Life show are available for purchase throughout the Center. Most PCC performers are also usually available to have their pictures taken with guests. Other pictures are available for purchase from Photo Polynesia, the exclusive licensed photography concession at the Center. The Polynesian Cultural Center does not allow any commercial photography or filming on the grounds without prior approval of the Sales & Marketing Department.
WEAPONS & FIREARMS: For the safety of our staff and guests, no weapons or firearms of any kind are permitted on the premises.
TIPPING POLICY: The Polynesian Cultural Center has a no tipping policy. The majority of our guides and other employees at the Polynesian Cultural Center are students employed through the I-WORK program. I-WORK is a program that provides financial support for culturally diverse students while attending BYU-H University. Gratuities and tips would be counted as income to the students and would jeopardize their eligibility. Please note that individuals who are not employees of the Polynesian Cultural Center are exempt and can continue to receive tips if you so desire.
Park rules and regulations are subject to change without notice.
The Polynesian Cultural Center strives to provide equal access to all who visit regardless of physical or mental ability. Please contact us so that we can address your individual needs.
MOBILITY WHEELCHAIR & SCOOTER RENTALS: The Polynesian Cultural Center provides guests a limited number of wheelchairs and scooters available at our Customer Service desk near the front entrance. The Polynesian Cultural Center also provides guests a limited number of wheelchairs on a first-come first-served basis. There is a $20.00 deposit fee, $10.00 of which will be refunded when the wheelchair is returned. To reserve a wheelchair, please contact us. Scooters are rented through our partner Scooterville at a rate of $40.00 plus tax/day. Please click here to visit Scooterville and to reserve your scooter today.
TRANSPORTATION ACCOMMODATIONS - WHEELCHAIRS & SCOOTERS: Guests who wish to bring their personal scooter or wheelchair who will be utilizing PCC sponsored transportation and are unable to stand, walk and seat themselves into a standard bus seat must notify the Polynesian Cultural Center within 48 hours in advance of their visit. Proper arrangements can then be made for a lift equipped vehicle which will accommodate the guest's wheel chair or scooter. Note: Scooter/Wheelchair transportation is only available on full sized bus transports.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY: All major areas of the Polynesian Cultural Center — including the villages, dining venues, Hukilau Marketplace, and the Laie Temple Visitors Center tours — are accessible to those in wheelchairs. Wheelchair users planning on watching the scheduled village presentations may want to arrive several minutes early to ensure available seating. Guests riding the canoe tours will be asked to transfer to their seat while the wheelchair is folded and placed in the back of the canoe. Electric scooters will be delivered to the opposite canoe landing while the user rides the canoe. Please note that the Polynesian Cultural Center does not provide wheelchair pushing services.
*Waikiki.com shall not be liable to any individual utilizing these tour/activity programs for delays, injury, loss, accident or damage to persons or property beyond its control. Natural phenomena are random and out of the control of the tour provider. Prices, features and/or menu are subject to change without notice.