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Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center

Open Mon - Sat noon - 9pm
55–370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, 96762

The Basics

The Polynesian Cultural Center features distinct exhibition areas covering the islands of Hawaii, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, and Rapa Nui (Easter island). Book full-day admission tickets for full access to the site, a dinner experience with a luau option, and the thrilling “Ha: Breath of Life” night show, or half-day afternoon tickets for access to one island village, dinner, and the night show. Many travelers also visit as part of a circle island tour of Oahu, which may also stop at other notable sites such as Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, or the Dole Plantation.

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Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
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Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
star-4.5
US$260.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Learn Cultural Humility & U S History
Learned about the Polynesian cultures, specifically their respect for humans and the earth. Pearl Harbor tour was excellent - verbal history given at USS Arizona was captivating. Our tour guide was helpful, knowledgeable and held a few tour surprises!
Geltrudis_W, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Oahu

star-5
The best of the Best of Oahu!
TANYA_E, Mar. 2022
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
Our guide Winnie was the best! She made the tour so enjoyable! Thanks to her and the conversations she engaged us in, we soon found ourselves in great company with the others in the group. Everything we experienced was exceptional and well worth it!
star-5
Long day but full of great experiences!
Marc_D, Jan. 2022
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
Was a bummer that the Arizona wasn't open but still a great day. Our guide Lyman was the best! He had great stories and advice and his enthusiasm for the Polynesian Cultural Center was infectious!
star-5
Winnie was our tour guide...
Joanne_K, Jan. 2022
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
Winnie was our tour guide and she was awesome. We learned so much about the island and culture. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Always emotional for me...
Kathleen_W, Jan. 2022
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
Always emotional for me at the Arizona memorial as my father was a marine in WW2 He is now guarding the streets of heaven
star-5
Great Tour Guide
Margaret_B, Sep. 2021
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. Excellent explanation about the history of Pearl Harbor and the various island countries. Especially favored the experience in Samoa, Tonga and Tahiti in the Polynesian Cultural Center.
star-5
Tour Guide Dennis from Aloha Sunshine Tours
Terriance_H, Jul. 2019
Pearl Harbor + Polynesian Cultural Center + Dole Plantation from Waikiki
Due to having an excellent tour guide, Dennis from Aloha Sunshine Tours allowed for us to have a phenomenal day. Dennis is very professional, thorough and history guru
star-5
A great day!
Lauren_J, Jul. 2021
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
Loved everything about this day. Our driver Kesi was absolutely wonderful and super knowledgeable. The Pearl Harbor tour was moving and a great experience. The Polynesian cultural center is beautiful!
star-5
It’s all worth it !
Victoria_M, Aug. 2021
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
The best tour that we had. I will totally recommend it especially if it’s your first time in Hawaii.
star-5
Pearl Harbor and more.
BettyStratman_S, Aug. 2021
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
Our tour guide Harold was great staying with us all day and very friendly and informative. It was A fun and memorable tour. Everything went smoothly despite very crowded venues.
star-4
Overall a good experience
Chris_E, Jun. 2021
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
Overall it was a good experience. I wish it was more informative. We weren’t able to go to the dole plantation because it was too busy. The trade off was we got to spend more time at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
star-5
Phenomenal!
Deboralis_R, Jul. 2021
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
The trip was amazing and phenomenal! The bus tour guide was very kind, funny and informative! Knew all the deets and made it memorable! Highly recommended!
star-5
Excellent Time
Dianne_G, May 2021
Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
Tour was amazing! Pearl Habor so moving....Loved seeing North Shore beaches and town. And to top it all off the Polynesian Cultural Center was fantastic! Our tour guide Winnie was the best!!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • All major areas are wheelchair accessible, and American Sign Language interpreters are available for most shows. Wheelchairs and scooters can be rented on site for an additional fee.

  • A number of gift shops and restaurants are set throughout the park, including the main Hukilau Marketplace.

  • A limited number of foreign language tours are offered starting at $25.

  • Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis and run from $5 to $15.

  • While cameras are welcome around the site, photos and video are not allowed during the “Ha: Breath of Life” show.

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How to Get There

The Polynesian Cultural Center is set in the North Shore town of Laie, about 38 miles (61 kilometers) or one hour from Waikiki Beach in Honolulu by road. Most travelers drive independently or choose a tour that includes round-trip transportation. Free parking is available on site.

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When to Get There

The Polynesian Cultural Center is open Monday to Saturday from 11:45am to 9pm. The island villages are open from 12-5:30pm, and canoe rides are available until 6pm. Dining begins at 5:30pm and the evening show, “Ha: Breath of Life,” runs from 7:30 to 9pm. Because the center offers so many activities, it’s best to plan what you’d like to see and allot your time accordingly.

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Visiting as Part of a Circle Island Tour

Because the Polynesian Cultural Center is open in the afternoon, many full-day circle island tours spend the morning visiting sites on Oahu’s east and north shores such as Waimea Bay and the Halona Blowhole before arriving at the center around noon. If you’d like to experience the nighttime events including dinner and the show, choose an extended circle island tour that includes the evening entertainment.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Polynesian Cultural Center?
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