ALOHA. As we celebrate the Polynesian Cultural Center’s 60th anniversary, we invite as many of our alumni as can come to enjoy our eight-day reunion and welcome everyone to enjoy our new online historical website, which features a sampling of the vast treasure of archival materials the Center has accumulated — including photos, videos, articles, interviews, memories… and much more — since preliminary work on the PCC started in the early 1960s and our gates opened on October 12, 1963. 

MAHALO. In the 60 years since then, millions of visitors toured our villages, enjoying demonstrations, feasts, special events, shopping opportunities and shows while meeting our wonderful people of Polynesia.

Thousands of us have graciously shared our cultures, talents and smiles; and with your help, many (including myself and almost all of our management team) also gained a higher education at the adjoining Brigham Young University–Hawaii. Indeed, that is the main reason our founders and kūpuna (elders and ancestors) launched this exciting “journey” through Polynesia over 60 years ago.

To you who have previously experienced the Center, take time to relive highlights in this online tour through our past. We hope you can revisit us again in person.

To you who still look forward to visiting Hawaii, we will welcome you with…


Our warmest aloha,

P. Alfred Grace
President & Chief Executive Officer
Polynesian Cultural Center