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Hawaiian Workshops

  • Hala Weaving: this workshop will teach how to use delicately prepared leaves from the hala tree to weave : a bracelet, fan, or place mat, etc.
  • Ohe Hanu Ihu:  this workshop entails the construction of a Hawaiian bamboo nose flute or “ohe hanu ihu”. 
  • Pala’ie : Early Hawaiians made a mea pa'ani (toy) called the pala'ie (loop and ball game). The game consists of a handle with an open loop at one end and a oval ball attached to the handle by a length of cordage. The game was to try to get the ball to land in the loop as you swing it under and swing it upward. The objective was to see who could keep it going longest without missing the loop. Learn how to make this pa’ani (toy) and challenge your friends!
  • Lei:  this workshop teaches the haku (weaving) or sewing of flowers, foliage or nuts into lei, headband, wristlet or anklet.


Workshops start at $25 per person.

Meal options

  • Breakfast bentos/plate lunches (please inquire about food choices and pricing) 
  • Lunch bentos/plate lunches (please inquire about food choices and pricing)
  • Island BBQ Lunch buffet (please inquire about pricing):
  • Our Luncheon Buffet, served in shady comfort of The Hale Ohana from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is delicious yet simple, and an excellent value. Eat as much as you like from the following menu:

Island BBQ Lunch Buffet Menu

  • Salads: Fresh tossed greens (garnished with carrots and red cabbage), Served with ranch dressing, thousand island dressing, and Papaya Seed, Rainbow Jell-O™, Vegetable Platter (celery sticks, carrot sticks, olives, cauliflower, baby corn, and cucumber slices), Fruit, Pre-cut pineapple, Watermelon (seasonal), Honeydew, Cantaloupe, and Grapes.
  • Entrees: Tasty barbecue chicken, BBQ Ribs, Stirfry Shrimp, Rice, Buttered corn on the cob, Kane Rolls
  • Desserts: Yummy pineapple crumb bars, Mouth-watering brownies, Pineapple upside-down cake
  • Beverages: Pepsi (caffeine free), Diet Pepsi (caffeine free), Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Fruit Punch, and Root Beer, Hot chocolate, decaf coffee and herbal tea, Caffeinated Pepsi™ and Diet Pepsi™, as well as caffeinated coffee are available upon request.


  • Requirement: All students/participants must purchase a Polynesian Cultural Center package to book any of our workshops. 
  • Age: 8-18 years
  • Availability: Program is available Monday to Saturday. Workshops take at least one hour. We hold workshops around 11am-1pm (with some exceptions). Blackout dates apply.
  • Minimum/maximum: We can accommodate groups of up to 100+ students. We require a minimum of 15 students to hold a workshop.


Group Sales, phone: 808-293-3122 or email mci@polynesia.com

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