New! Virtual Education Program 

The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum announces a virtual education program opportunity for Maui’s students for the SY 2020-2021.

With Maui’s schools being challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, and field trips unlikely, the Sugar Museum has developed portable lending kits for teachers to use in the classroom. These kits are filled with learning materials, crafts and games that  teach children about our sugar plantation heritage.

The Sugar Museum’s education program, which was developed in 1988 and rolled out in 1990, is a standards-based program where students learn about the history of the sugar industry and plantation life on Maui, and how it has shaped its people and landscape. In 2020 we reached the milestone of 30 years of serving Maui’s students! Learn about the program’s beginnings here.

Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a lending kit, use our online form hereA maximum of two kits per grade level may be borrowed.

Portions of the Education Program are funded by a generous grant from Alexander & Baldwin.

We can customize kits for any grade level. Contact us for more information at

Here’s all you need to get started!

Lending Kit Request Form
Checklist for Teachers
Lending Kit Contract for Teachers
Virtual Field Trip Instructions and Activities
Virtual tour of Sugar Museum, 27:01
A Video about the Sugar Museum Education Program, 6:38
Sugar Industry No Ka Oi by Kandalynn Naidl, 2:44
Maui Sugar-End of an Era (3:35)
1960 Sugar Industry and Agriculture, 21:48