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Polynesia is for Families!

Far more than a museum   One of the greatest strengths of the many Polynesian countries represented here at the Polynesian Cultural Center is their love and commitment to their families. It is evident in the activities and presentations throughout the Center, as well as a main theme in our beautiful evening show, Ha: The Breath of Life.         Each village offers activities that highlight their culture. Each village also offers cultural games and activities that are sure to be a favorite amongst the kids. For instance, in the Aotearoa Village, guests...
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Tahitian Coconut Bread

How to make coconut bread just like the Tahitian Village at The Polynesian Cultural Center! Ingredients: 2 cups fresh coconut, grated (if not available, use unsweetened coconut from the store) 4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water     Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degres 2. In a large bowl, mix coconut and baking powder 3. Add sugar and water 4. Add flour 5. Mix all ingredients to a doughy texture, adding flour as needed so that the dough is not too sticky (hint: use some coconut oil on your hands to prevent them from getting sticky)...
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Every guest is special: Providing VIP tr...

Special visits are a common occurance here at the PCC   The more than 40 million people who have visited the Polynesian Cultural Center since it opened in 1963 includes a long list of stars and dignitaries: kings, queens, national leaders, presidents, famous actors, governors, Latter-day Saint general authorities, and the list goes on.     For example, earlier this year the king and queen of Tonga spent two days at the Center; and just days ago President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the worldwide First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of...
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Polynesian Cultural Center tips: How to ...

    How to remove coconut “meat” from the shell   Millions of people have enjoyed the coconut demonstrations in the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Samoan Village. The young men — who do all the cooking, you may remember — make it look so easy; but once you’re back home and you’re tempted to buy a coconut from the supermarket, have you ever wondered…   Q: Is there an easy way to crack a coconut and get the “meat” out?   A: Yes there is, and no hammers, chisels, drills, saws, screwdrivers, nails, or vices, etc., are required. In fact, it’s kind of easy....