One of the most popular tourist activities on the island, the Polynesian Cultural Center is a treasure trove of education and fun waiting to be discovered.
Rich with the history, culture, and beauty of the islands of the South Pacific, the Polynesian Cultural Center invites you to take a step back into island history and visit these unique cultures in an up-close, hands-on way. The sprawling area is divided into six “villages,” Tonga, Tahiti, Marquesas, Hawaii, Fiji, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Samoa. Each village contains special demonstrations and hands-on activities representing its specific culture and daily life. Play local games, sample food, watch New Zealand (Aotearoa) warriors perform the the Haka (war dance), learn the meaning behind tribal tattoos (and get your own—temporary, of course!), beat out your own rhythm on a native drum, learn Tahitian dance, watch Samoans shimmy up 40-foot coconut trees… and end your day at one of the center’s luau options or the night-time show Ha: Breath of Life. A story of passion, ignited by fire, song, and dance.
Whether you choose to explore Polynesia through a canoe tour, Oahu bus tour, iMax show, hands-on explorations of village life, or all of the above, the Polynesian Cultural Center offers something for everyone. Luaus and an evening show complete with fire dancing offer the perfect end to your day.
Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center
The villages are open from 12-6pm daily
Evening show goes from 7:30-9pm daily
Luaus go from 5-7pm daily
Circle Island Tours leave at 8am (from Waikiki)
General admission ticket (day only): Adults $39.95. Junior (12-17) $35.95. Child (5-11) $31.95.
Day admission, evening show & Dinner: Adults $69.96. Junior (12-17) $62.95. Child (5-11) $55.95.
Visit the website for more ticket options.
Address: 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, HI 96762
Directions: The Polynesian Cultural Center is located in Laie on Oahu’s northeastern coast, right off of the Kamehameha Highway. From Waikiki, take the H-1 West. Take exit 20A onto HI-63 N / Kalihi St toward Likelike Hwy. Take the HI-83/Kahekili Hwy ramp. Merge onto HI-83W. Kahekili Hwy will become Kamehameha Highway. The Polynesian Cultural Center will be on the left, just past the main part of Laie town.