Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

  • Hours of Operation

    Polynesian Cultural Center:
    Monday-Saturday, 12:30 – 9:00 pm
    Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

    The Center will be closed on Wednesdays begining Aug 21, 2024.

    Ticketing Office:
    Monday-Saturday, 12:00 – 8:00 pm
    Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

    Hukilau Marketplace:
    Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
    Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

    Independent food and souvenir kiosks choose their own hours. Click here for more information

    Pounders Restaurant:
    Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
    Closed  Sundays


  • Lunch & Snacks

    Samoa Snack Shack (Samoa Village):
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Tonga Snacks (Tonga Village):
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kiwi Grill (Aotearoa Village):
    1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Day Experience

    Islands of Polynesia (Island Villages)
    12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    “Hands-on” Activities
    12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Try your hand at throwing a spear or learn to cook in an umu (Samoan aboveground oven) at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Eight new hands-on activities have been introduced to the Center’s popular daytime experiences to give guests the chance to actively participate in several traditional Polynesian aspects of daily life, including games, crafts, cooking and ceremonies.

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

    Mission Settlement
    12:30 pm – 6:00 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

    Huki: A Canoe Celebration, 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

     Our pageant, “Huki: A Canoe Celebration” will return Summer 2024.

    Laie and Temple Visitors Center Tour
    3:00 pm – 6:40 pm
    Take a bus tour of Brigham Young University – Hawaii, the town of Lāʻie, and the Lāʻie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located next to the Polynesian Cultural Center.

    Hawaiian Journey
    1:00 pm (first show)
    Last showing at 6:30 pm, Japanese language version show at 5:00 pm. The movie lasts approximately 12 minutes.

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

  • Hukilau Marketplace

    Hukilau Marketplace, at the entrance of the Polynesian Cultural Center, is open free to the public from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday – Saturday. Free parking included.

  • Evening Show

    “Hā: Breath of Life” Show Runtime
    7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

    Seating begins at 7:00 p.m. All seats are reserved. Advance reservations are highly recommended.  Video recording and photography during the show is prohibited

  • Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

    Polynesian Hall of Fame
    12:00 pm – 7:00 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 Aliʻi Lūʻau, or our Gateway Buffet. Reservations are required to attend our Aliʻi Lūʻau and Gateway Buffet.

    Aliʻi Lūʻau
    4:40 pm – 6:30 pm

    Aliʻi Lūʻau seating begins at 4:40 pm. The Aliʻi Lūʻau is a traditional Hawaii Luau which begins at approximately 5:05 pm with the regal Royal Hawaiian Court procession and the presentation of the imu-roasted pork (pork cooked in the traditional Hawaiian underground oven).  We encourage you to arrive on time and enjoy the entire lūʻau experience. View Ali’i Luau Menu.

    Gateway Buffet
    4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Seating begins approximately at 4:30 pm and continues through 6:30 pm. View Gateway Buffet Menu.

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