Immerse yourself in the culture of the 1,000+ Pacific islands that make up Polynesia at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Watch as islanders reenact a war dance, wield "fire knives," and more. Need to relax? Take an afternoon canoe ride or watch an entertaining Hawaii IMAX™ film.
At the 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center, stroll through an authentic complex of recreated villages in Aotearoa (New Zealand), ancient Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga. At each stop, you'll find hands-on activities and demonstrations showing cultural wonders, such as the art of fire dancing, climbing 50-foot trees in bare feet, spear-throwing, coconut-husking, and the Haka warrior dance!
Enjoy the regional culinary delights as you sample Tahitian coconut bread or poi, the staple Hawaiian food made out of taro. Explore various island traditions such as lei-making, or try your skill at playing derua and making Fijian music.
Your pass to the Polynesian Cultural Center is good for general admission, which includes the villages and the Rainbows of Paradise canoe pageant, Hawaii’s only water-borne show. You'll learn about Polynesian voyaging and see a fully functional 57-foot double-hulled canoe at the Hawaiian Village’s exciting exhibit, Iosepa: Voyage of Discovery.