The Polynesian Cultural Center, one of the popular attractions in Hawaii, is a 42-acre facility located in the North Shore of Oahu. The nonprofit Center, which was founded in 1963, was established to help Brigham Young University Hawaii students to work on and spend their learning years in college through the promotion of their heritage with island visitors.
In the Cultural Center, South Pacific*nations, particularly Samoa, Aotearoa (Maori New Zealand), Fiji, Hawaii, Marquesas, Tahiti, Tonga and Rapa Nui (Easter Island), are well represented through recreated villages, exhibits and other hands-on activities that highlight these areas.
Visitors to the Center will get to see the island villages offering them the unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge on and participate in the customs of the represented islands. Numerous authentic activities also enable them to achieve engaging and exciting experiences. These activities, ranging from island games and crafts to food preparation and war training skills. For those who love food, they can try out the all-you-can-eat buffets to savor on authentic Hawaiian dishes. The site also features a canoe pageant, exciting shops, as well as the largest evening show in the world.
All these, together with the beautiful landscape and environment of the Center, consisting of a large lagoon, lush tropical flora, waterfalls, and an "erupting" volcano, visitors to the Polynesian Cultural Center will definitely feel have a one-of-a-kind experience in the South Pacific*islands.