Aloha, to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors, the Sugar Museum is closed until further notice. Please stay tuned for updates. Find us on Facebook or visit our website, www.sugarmuseum.com. Mahalo for your support!

Celebrate Maui Museums is an initiative to highlight the wonderful and unique diversity and history of Maui County. Through a series of exhibitions themed to four national celebrations and hosted by museums from across the island, we invite you to join us in celebrating Maui museums in 2020.

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Come see the enormous cane hauler we received on March 2! This Caterpillar 772 was the last from the former Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company. These gigantic haulers were once a common site on Maui, flying along the cane roads and crossing the highway on their way to the mill. Museum open daily...

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Aloha and Happy New Year! The Sugar Museum has a new exhibit, a virtual tour of the Puunene Mill. Filmed by Alana Kay in October of 2016. Come in and see the mill!

The Sugar Museum is celebrating American Archives Month with a new temporary exhibit: "Laundry on the Plantation." Time travel back to the days of boiling water in enormous tubs, scrubbing clothes on a washboard and pressing garments with a coal powered iron! Exhibit runs through December 31, 2019

A&B's Dana Gusman and Chris Kokame stopped by the Sugar Museum on Friday to present director Holly Buland with a check for $20,000. These funds will go towards supporting the Sugar Museum's educational programs and projects. Mahalo Alexander & Baldwin for your continued commitment to the museum a...

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Everyone loves trains! These cute little train kits are ready to assemble, paint, color and personalize. Makes a great gift for the young and young-at-heart!


3 months ago
Surprisingly large and packed with exhibits on the inside! The place does seem a bit older, and there isn't a lot to do or see for younger kids aside from a stamp pad at various exhibits. But if you're a history buff or just want something to do during the day on Maui, it's worth the trip! Get your admission as part of the island's museum package deal if you plan on going to other museums to get your money's worth. The gift shop also has a great selection of Hawaiian made gifts, books, clothes, and snacks.
- Lauren J
2 months ago
Very cool little museum. Explains the history of sugar production on Maui as well as the process. Our granddaughters (8 and 11) loved it.
- Stephen F
5 months ago
This place really is fascinating. Everything has a history and Maui is no different. They really do a great job at very low cost to explain how the sugar industry shaped Hawaii. Cute gift shop, too. I really recommend stopping in!
- Matt C

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3957 Hansen Road
Puunene, HI 96784
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Sat:9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
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