Polynesian Cultural Center, Oahu, HI Photos

The Polynesian Cultural Center features not only Hawaiian native heritage, but also the cultures of other Polynesian islands of the Pacific. Polynesian students perform shows of dances throughout the day & put on a major spectacle in the evening after a major luau feast. One highlight is a parade of cultures on rafts on canals running through the grounds.

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Rainbows of Paradise water-borne show features dances of several Polynesian islands at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hawaii cultural canoe for Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hawaiian peoples in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hawaiian maiden in canoe at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Rainbows of Paradise water-borne show features dances of several Polynesian islands at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hawaii cultural canoe for Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hawaiian peoples in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hawaiian maiden in canoe at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Hawaiian dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Samoan dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Samoan dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Samoan dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Hawaiian dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Samoan dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Samoan dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Samoan dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Fijian float in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Fijian performers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Fijian dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.New Zealand performers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Fijian float in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Fijian performers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Fijian dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.New Zealand performers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
New Zealand dancer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.New Zealand performers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tahitian performers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tahitian dancer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
New Zealand dancer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.New Zealand performers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tahitian performers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tahitian dancer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Tahitian dancer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tahitian performers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tahitian performer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Rainbows of Paradise canoe parade & show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Tahitian dancer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tahitian performers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tahitian performer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Rainbows of Paradise canoe parade & show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Tongan performer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tongan dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tongan dancer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tongan dancer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Tongan performer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tongan dancers in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tongan dancer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tongan dancer in Rainbows of Paradise show at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Canal running through Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tourists on canal boat at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tourists on canal boats at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Fish in canal at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Canal running through Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tourists on canal boat at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tourists on canal boats at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Fish in canal at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Fish in canal at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Cultural demonstration at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Grass hut tower in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hula performance in Hawaiian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Fish in canal at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Cultural demonstration at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Grass hut tower in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hula performance in Hawaiian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Grass huts of Hawaiian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Men's work house in Hawaiian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Chief's Dwelling in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Interior of Chief's Dwelling in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Grass huts of Hawaiian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Men's work house (Hale Mua) in Hawaiian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Chief's Dwelling (Vale Levu) in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Interior of Chief's Dwelling in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Collection of clubs & tapa bark cloths in Chief's Dwelling in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Patterned tapa bark cloths in Chief's Dwelling in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Family Dwelling in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Interior of Family Dwelling in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Collection of clubs & tapa bark cloths in Chief's Dwelling in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Patterned tapa bark cloths in Chief's Dwelling in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Family Dwelling (Na Bure) in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Interior of Family Dwelling (Na Bure) in Fijian village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Family Dwelling in Tongan village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tongan drummers at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved face at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Family Dwelling (Fale Lahi) in Tongan village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Tongan drummers at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved face at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved window frame at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori carved wooden plaque with Maori warrior sticking out tongue in defiance at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori carved & painted house interior at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori carved man with piupiu skirt at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved window frame at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori carved wooden plaque with Maori warrior sticking out tongue in defiance at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori carved & painted house interior at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori carved man with piupiu skirt at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Carvings on Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Carvings atop Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Cultural performer of Aotearoa-Maori, New Zealand village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Cultural performer of Aotearoa-Maori, New Zealand village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Cultural performer of Aotearoa-Maori, New Zealand village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Carvings atop Aotearoa-Maori meeting house from New Zealand at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Cultural performer of Aotearoa-Maori, New Zealand village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Cultural performer of Aotearoa-Maori, New Zealand village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Cultural performer of Aotearoa-Maori, New Zealand village at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved canoe at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Rapa Nui altar or ahu half-size replica at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Rapa Nui stone head replica at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Replica of 1850 Missionary Chapel built throughout Polynesia at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved canoe at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Rapa Nui (Easter Island) altar or ahu half-size replica at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Rapa Nui (Easter Island) stone head replica at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Replica of 1850 Missionary Chapel built throughout Polynesia at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Pump organ by Estey Organ Co. of Brattleboro, VT in 1850 Missionary Chapel at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Early Mission House at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hawaiian quilt at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Wood carver at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Pump organ (c1860) by Estey Organ Co. of Brattleboro, VT in 1850 Missionary Chapel at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Early Mission House at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hawaiian quilt at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Wood carver at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Polynesian wood carvings at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Polynesian wood carvings at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Wind chimes at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Iosepa sailing canoe at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Polynesian wood carvings at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Polynesian wood carvings at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Wind chimes at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Iosepa sailing canoe (wa'a kaulua) at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hawaiian ceremonies at Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Taro Rolls served at luau at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Pineapple at Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Hawaiian ceremonies at Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Taro Rolls served at luau at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.Pineapple at Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI.
Leis of Plumeria at Polynesian Cultural Center. Oahu, HI.Woven bowls & hats for sale at Polynesian Cultural Center. Oahu, HI.Decorative woven wreath at Polynesian Cultural Center. Oahu, HI.Floral arrangement at Polynesian Cultural Center. Oahu, HI.
Leis of Plumeria at Polynesian Cultural Center. Oahu, HI.Woven bowls & hats for sale at Polynesian Cultural Center. Oahu, HI.Decorative woven wreath at Polynesian Cultural Center. Oahu, HI.Floral arrangement at Polynesian Cultural Center. Oahu, HI.

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