The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is a Polynesian-themed theme park and living museum located in Laie, on the northern shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
Within eight simulated tropical villages, performers demonstrate various arts and crafts from throughout Polynesia. Visitors may also take a free shuttle tour of the university and see the Laie Hawaii Temple and its associated visitors’ center of the LDS Church.
A Fiji Temple at the Polynesian Cultural Center
Hā–Breath of Life
In addition to the daytime exhibits and demonstrations, PCC features an evening show for an additional charge. As of 2011 the show is a multicultural Polynesian show titled Hā–Breath of Life. The show features songs and dances from throughout Polynesia, including the hula, tamure, otea, titi torea, haka, poi, meke, tauʻolunga, and Taualuga. Past shows include “This is Polynesia”, “Mana: The Spirit of Our People.”, and Horizons: Where the Sea Meets the Sky.
Imax and canoe rides
The park has its own IMAX theater as well as a lagoon where visitors can paddle canoes accompanied by a guide.
Rainbows of Paradise
The Lagoon hosts a “parade” of canoes that showcases the signature dances of each of Polynesian culture. The current show “Rainbows of Paradise”, which premiered in May 2010, was preceded by “This is Polynesia” and “Ancient Legends of Polynesia”.
Each of the major Polynesian cultures has its own section, centered on a traditional village. Hourly performances and cultural learning experiences take place in these villages.
Villages include: Hawaii, Samoa, Aotearoa (present-day New Zealand), Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga , the Marquesas Islands