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Polynesian Cultural Center

Spend the day exploring the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands. Wander through 42 acres of tropical splendor and enjoy the adventure of traditional hands-on activities. Dine like royalty at an authentic Polynesian luau and top it off with the most spectacular evening show in the islands.

Islands of Polynesia

Travel through time and space as you experience thousands of years worth of culture from six different island nations, each with its own flavor and appeal. (12:30 PM – 5:30 PM)

Island of Hawaii

CULTURAL PRESENTATION TIMES (approx.)
1:00 · 2:00 · 3:00 · 4:00 · 5:00

Play ancient games, dance with grace, learn how to fish without a net and sample poi (come on, we dare you!) Live the spirit of aloha in Hawaii

Island of Aotearoa

CULTURAL PRESENTATION TIMES (approx.)
1:30 · 3:30 · 4:30

Learn the significance of Maori tattoos, test your dexterity by playing with twirling poi balls, and watch the Maori warrior dance known as, “the Haka.”

Island of Fiji

CULTURAL PRESENTATION TIMES (approx.)
1:30 · 2:30 · 3:30 · 4:30

Feel the beat, honor the chief, gaze upon a Fijian skyscraper, and learn why their warriors are mighty and feared. Find your strength in Fiji.

Island of Samoa

CULTURAL PRESENTATION TIMES (approx.)
1:00 · 2:00 · 3:00 · 4:00 · 4:30

Feel the heat, show some muscle, enjoy Samoan song and dance and marvel as a young warrior climbs a 40-foot coconut tree-in his bare feet. Become a part of the ‘happy people’ at the Samoan village.

Island of Tahiti

CULTURAL PRESENTATION TIMES (approx.)
1:30 · 2:30 · 3:00 · 4:00

Swing your hips, try a bite, snag a fish, and share the love. In Tahiti, love is always in the air. Come catch the fever!

Island of Tonga

CULTURAL PRESENTATION TIMES (approx.)
1:30 · 2:30 · 3:30 · 4:30 · 5:00

Toss a spear, laugh until your sides hurt, choose your favorite ‘guest’ drummer, and paddle a canoe. The Tongan village is filled with joy, and they’re happy to share!

Other things to do during the Visit:

“Hands-on” Activities

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Try your hand at throwing a spear or learn to cook in an umu (Samoan aboveground oven) at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Eight new hands-on activities have been introduced to the Center’s popular daytime experiences to give guests the chance to actively participate in several traditional Polynesian aspects of daily life, including games, crafts, cooking and ceremonies.

Canoe Tours

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Canoe tours on our tropical lagoon.

Mission Settlement

12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
The 1850s Hawaii Mission includes a small nondenominational chapel, an open-air Polynesian-style schoolhouse, and a rock-walled evangelist’s house where handmade items and quilts are sold.

Huki: A Canoe Celebration, canoe pageant

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
This is a unique pageant held on the water. Dances and music from each island are performed on large canoes and can be seen from various locations along the lagoon.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, Huki: A Canoe Celebration is unavailable until further notice.

Laie and Temple Visitors Center Tour

3:00 PM – 6:40 PM
Take a bus tour of Brigham Young University Hawaii, the town of Laie, and the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adjacent to the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Hawaiian Journey

1:00 PM (first show)
Last showing at 6:30 PM, Japanese language version show at 5:00 PM. The movie lasts approximately 12 minutes.

Hā Breath of Life Show

With Polynesian dance, music, and burning fire candles in the background, the iconic story of Mana and his beloved Lani is told in “Hā: Breath of Life,” a stunning evening show featuring more than 100 Polynesian natives, special effects, animation, and surround sound. An evening show, Hā: Breath of Life. It is a Pacific island tale of birth and death, love and family, tragedy and triumph.

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Pricing:

Pricing for 2022
Exclusive Gateway Buffet Package

Adult (12 and up): $139.95 + taxes & fees
Child (4-11): $111.96 + taxes & fees
Islands of Polynesia
Adult (12 and up): $69.95 + taxes & fees
Child (4-11): $55.96 + taxes & fees
Transportation Add on:
Per Person: $25.00 + taxes & fees

Pricing for 2023
Exclusive Gateway Buffet Package

Adult (12 and up): $139.95 + taxes & fees
Child (4-11): $111.96 + taxes & fees
Islands of Polynesia
Adult (12 and up): $79.95 + taxes & fees
Child (4-11): $63.96 + taxes & fees
Transportation Add on:
Per Person: $26.00 + taxes & fees


Availability and Schedule:

Available Daily except Sundays and Wednesdays.

Motorcoach transportation is available for an additional fee (excluding lap child).

 

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