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    • Hours of Operation

      Center:
      Monday-Saturday, 11:45 am – 9:00 pm
      Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

      Hukilau Marketplace:
      Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
      Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

    • Lunch & Snacks

      BBQ Lunch Buffet:
      11:30 am – 2:00 pm
      The BBQ Lunch is held at Hale Aloha. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticketing Office. View BBQ Lunch Menu.

      Fale Popo (Samoa Village):
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Carvers Workshop (New Zealand Village):
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Tahiti Snack Bar
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Tonga Snacks (Tonga Village):
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      *Temporarily closed for renovation*

    • Day Experience

      Island Villages
      12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
      Open at 12:00 p.m. with presentations held throughout the day

      “Go Native” Activities

      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Try your hand at throwing a spear or learn to cook in an umu (Samoan aboveground oven), then here’s your chance to “Go Native!” at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC). Eight new “Go Native!” activities have been introduced to the PCC’s popular daytime experiences to entice guests to “do as natives do” and actively participate in several traditional Polynesian aspects of daily life, including games, crafts, cooking and ceremonies.

      Canoe rides
      12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
      Canoe tours on our tropical lagoon.

      Mission Settlement
      12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
      The 1850s Hawaiian Mission Settlement is comprised of a small non-denominational chapel, an open-sided Polynesian-style school house and a rock-walled missionary home which features many handmade and quilted items for sale

      Canoe Pageant
      2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
      A one of a kind pageant on the water! Each island puts on a beautiful representation of their dance and music on large platform canoes as you watch from various viewing areas along the lagoon

      Laie and Temple Visitors Center Tour
      3:05 pm – 6:50 pm
      Take a bus tour of Brigham Young University – Hawaii, the town of Laie, and the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located next to the Polynesian Cultural Center.

      Hawaiian Journey
      1:30 pm (first show)
      Last showing at 6:30 pm, Japanese language version show at 5:00 pm. The movie lasts approximately 15 minutes.

      In the event of inclement weather, events and indoor shows will continue to operate, including all Village presentations, the Ali’i Luau, Prime Dining, Island Buffet, BBQ Lunch, and the Ha:Breath of Life Evening show. For the safety and comfort of our guests and staff, some outdoor events and presentations may temporarily close until weather improves and it is safe to resume activities.

    • Hukilau Marketplace

      Food kiosks and restaurants
      11:00 am – 9:30 pm

      Hukilau Marketplace, at the entrance of the Polynesian Cultural Center, is open free to the public from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm. Monday – Saturday (closed Sundays). Free parking included.

    • Evening Show

      “HA:Breath of Life” Show
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Seating begins at 7:00 p.m. All seats are reserved. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

    • Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

      Polynesian Hall of Fame
      11:00 am – 9:00 pm

      The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame honors Polynesia’s greatest players, coaches and contributors. The permanent exhibits which stand next to the Center’s new Hukilau Marketplace; admission is FREE. Reflecting Polynesia architectural design, the Hall of Fame gallery features lava stones, koa and ohia wood, and accents of traditional fabric and includes photos, memorabilia and an interactive display.

    • Dining Options

      There are many places to dine at the Polynesian Cultural Center. During the day guests may stop at any of our snack bars located throughout our island villages or at our Hukilau Marketplace. For dinner, guests can feast in our award winning Ali’i Luau, or our Gateway Restaurant. Reservations required to attend our Ali’i Luau, Prime Dining and Island Buffet Restaurants.

      Alii Luau (ticket holders)
      4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

      Ambassador Luau (ticket holders)
      6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

      Alii Luau seating begins at 3:30 pm. Ambassador Luau seating starts at 5:30pm the Luau include a Polynesian review which begins at approximately 4:05 pm with the regal Royal Hawaiian Court procession and the presentation of the imu-roasted pork (pork cooked in the traditional Hawaiian underground oven). Seating begins at 5:30 pm and shows begins at approximately 6:05 pm for Ambassadors. We encourage you to arrive on time and enjoy the entire luau experience. View Ali’i Luau Menu.

      Prime Rib Buffet
      4:45 pm – 6:30 pm

      Seating begins at approximately 4:45 pm and continues through 6:45 pm. View Prime Rib Buffet Menu.

      Island Buffet
      4:45 pm – 6:30 pm

      Seating begins approximately at 4:45 pm and continues through 6:45 pm. View Island Buffet Menu.

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