Polynesian Cultural Center

Living museum dedicated to the Polynesian cultures featuring shows, luaus, and cultural activities

The Center

One of the most popular attractions on Oahu, the Polynesian Cultural Center has a variety of exhibits and activities centered around the history and culture of not only Hawaii, but all the Polynesian islands in the Pacific. Great for the family, or just about anyone interested in the history and traditional culture of the varied Polynesian people.

On its 42 acre grounds—filled with a lagoon, waterfalls, lush tropical flora, and an “erupting” volcano,—the Polynesian Cultural Center captures all the romance and excitement of the South Pacific islands.

Your day at the cultural center will give you a chance to travel through Polynesia in a matter of hours, and put you up close and personal with the varied celebrations and customs of these unique but linked island cultures.

Attractions include:

  • “Villages” centered around the major Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Aotearoa (New Zealand) which feature hourly performances and activities centered around their respective cultures.
  • The Hā–Breath of Life show
  • Luaus
  • Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
  • Hukilau Marketplace gift shop

Park Map

The Parking at the Polynesian Cultural Center

There’s free parking at the center. Charging stations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.