Entrance fee and tickets
The full-day admission tickets include full access to the site, a thrilling “Ha: Breath of Life” night show, and dinner experience with a luau option. As for the half-day afternoon tickets, you can only get access to one island village, the night show, and dinner.
The Polynesian Cultural Center offers trips to fantastic exhibition areas – Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hawaii, Fiji, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Samoa, Tahiti, and Tonga.
Things to Know Before You Go
All of the center’s major areas are wheelchair accessible. The American Sign Language interpreters are available for most of the shows. For an additional fee, you can rent both scooters and wheelchairs on site. Besides gift shops, there are restaurants located nearby, one of which is the Hukilau Marketplace. Travelers can also expect foreign language tours starting from $25. Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis and they vary from $5 to $15. Even though cameras are allowed on site, no photos or videos are available during the unique “Ha: Breath of Life” show.
How to Get There
The center is set in the town of Laie (in the North Shore). It’s about 38 miles (61 kilometers) away from Waikiki Beach in Honolulu by road. Some of the travelers choose a tour that includes round-trip transportation, while, others drive independently. Nonetheless, there is free parking available on site. Address: 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie 96762, USA
Polynesian Cultural Center hours
The Polynesian Cultural Center is open from Monday to Saturday from 11:45 am to 9:00pm. The island villages open from 12:00pm to 5:30pm and the canoe rides are available until 6:00pm. Dining starts at 5:30pm, while the spectacular evening show called “Ha: Breath of Life” runs from 7:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. As you can see the center center has a wide variety of activities. That is why, we recommend you to plan your time accordingly, so you can see as much as possible. Hours: Open from Mondays to Saturdays (12:00pm to 9:00pm)
The Polynesian Cultural Center is open in the afternoon and that is the reason most of the full-day circle island tours to spend the morning visiting sites on the Oahu’s shores before arriving at the cultural center around noon time. If you are interested in experiencing the exciting nighttime events (incl. the dinner and night show), make sure you choose an extended circle island that includes the evening entertainment.