The Center is Temporarily closed
The Center is temporarily closed until further notice
The Polynesian Cultural Center is temporarily closed until further notice to help prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Hawaii. We are working closely with and will continue to follow guidance from state and local authorities to determine an opening date.
The decision to temporarily close one of Hawaii’s most popular visitor attraction is being done as a precaution and in keeping with the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization to avoid the transmission of COVID-19 from close, personal contact in large gatherings.
Alfred Grace, president and CEO, stated, “We know this is disappointing news and ask for everyone’s understanding. The decision to close was made to help protect the health and safety of our guests and employees.
We are a non-profit organization. The majority of our employees are students from the neighboring Brigham Young University-Hawaii. We are dedicated to supporting their education and well-being. In the wake of COVID-19, universities around the world, including BYUH, are moving to online study to minimize large group gatherings until the threat subsides. In support of BYUH policy, and in an abundance of caution to protect our employees and guests, we have taken this unprecedented move to close the Center.”
Thank you for your understanding and support of the decision to protect the safety and well-being of our guests, employees and community.Review latest News: