May 28-August 14
Sunflower Summer provides a wide variety of ways for families to get out, explore something new, and enjoy time together. Kansas families can visit museums, zoos, historic landmarks and more for free!
- Additional Venues
- Trip Planner
- Select Day Camp Experiences
- Field Trips
- More Bonus Events
Art & Theater
Attractions & Landmarks
- Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
- Boot Hill Museum, Inc.
- Curious Minds Discovery Zone
- Evel Knievel Museum
- Exploration Place
- Field Station: Dinosaurs
- Flint Hills Discovery Center
- Kansas Aviation Museum
- Kansas Children's Discovery Center
- Kansas Learning Center for Health
- Lee Richardson Zoo
- Mid-America Air Museum
- Oz Museum
- Rolling Hills Zoo
- Sedgwick County Zoo
- Sternberg Museum of Natural History
- The Big Well Museum
- The Topeka Zoo
- Wright Park Zoo
- Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
- Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
- Constitution Hall State Historic Site
- Eisenhower Presidential Library
- El Quartelejo Museum & Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection
- Fick Fossil & History Museum
- Fort Hays State Historic Site
- Fort Larned National Historic Site
- Grinter Place State Historic Site
- Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site
- Johnson County Museum
- Kansas Museum of History
- Kansas State Capitol
- Kiowa County Historical Museum & Soda Fountain
- Lindsborg Old Mill and Swedish Heritage Museum
- Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
- Mid-America All-Indian Museum
- Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site
- Miners Hall Museum
- Nicodemus National Historic Site
- Old Cowtown Museum
- Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site
- Pony Express Barn & Museum
- Prairie Museum of Art & History
- Red Rocks State Historic Site
- Ritchie House
- S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden
- Tri-State Antique Engines & Thresher Association
- Cedar Bluff State Park
- Cheney State Park
- Clinton State Park - OK Kids
- Cowley Lake Waterfall
- Crawford State Park
- Cross Timbers State Park
- El Dorado State Park
- Elk City State Park
- Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center
- Fall River State Park
- Flint Hill Trails State Park
- Glen Elder State Park
- Great Plains Nature Center
- Hillsdale State Park
- Kansas Wetlands Education Center
- Kanopolis State Park
- Kansas Wildlife Exhibit
- Lake Scott State Park
- Lehigh Portland Trails
- Little Jerusalem State Park
- Lovewell State Park
- Meade State Park
- Milford State Park
- Monument Rocks Natural Area
- Perry State Park
- Pomona State Park
- Prairie Dog State Park
- Prairie Spirit Trail
- Sand Hills State Park
- Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
- Tuttle Creek State Park
- Webster State Park
- Wyandotte County Lake Park
150th Anniversary of Dodge City Celebration
Boot Hill Museum
Annual Thresher Show
Milford State Park, July 7
Wichita Wind Surge Sunflower Sundays
Tickets may be activated on the Sunflower Summer App day of game only. No reservations or advanced purchases are accepted.
2022 Greenbush Summer Camps & Enrichment
Greenbush offers learning experiences for grades K-8th in the Lawrence and Girard area. Connect with nature and take part in canoeing, archery, fishing, cooking, coding, and many more adventures.
Start your adventure with Greenbush.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is this Sunflower Summer?
Sunflower Summer is a program of the Kansas State Department of Education and is designed to provide a wide variety of ways for families to get out, explore something new, and enjoy time together. We know that social interaction and exposure to a variety of activities support healthy development. Sunflower Summer is an experiential approach to learning that can support the transition of school-aged children into the fall school term.
Who can create a Sunflower Summer app account?
Kansas residents with students enrolled in Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, are eligible to access 1 free ticket per child to the 90 attractions, museums, zoos, and more.
Anyone, from anywhere, can download the app and track their Kansas summer travel fun, but are not eligible for free admission to ticketed venues. (p.s. The games are worth it ?!)
This How To Guide will help you get started.
How many times can I use my free tickets?
Via the Sunflower Summer app, each Kansas student and their parents are provided one free visit to each of the participating attractions per year. Your Sunflower Summer “Passport” (in the app) will be stamped and the ticket will no longer be accessible.
Do adults get free tickets, too?
Yes. Up to two adults may access a ticket voucher on the Sunflower Summer app, when accompanying Kansas students enrolled in Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade on a visit to a Sunflower Summer participating attraction.
I’m a grandparent, can I start an account for the grandchildren in my care?
Parents and legal guardians, which sometimes includes grandparents, can create a Sunflower Summer app account that includes their children. Once the adult account is created, the children are added. This becomes the family account.
Can we use my child’s free ticket if they are going to the attraction with another adult or out-of-school program?
Yes. There is an option in the Sunflower Summer app for you to transfer a child’s ticket voucher to another adult who also has downloaded the app. Each child will have one ticket for each participating attractions; when it has been used their passport is stamped and will no longer be accessible.
We have family visiting from another state, can their children take advantage of this program?
Sunflower Summer is a program of the Kansas State Department of Education. Tickets are designated specifically for Kansas students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
Are all Kansas students included?
Yes. Kansas students in Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are included. Students attending public schools, private and faith-based schools, or who are home-schooled are included. Students enrolled in 18-21 Transition Programs are also eligible for free tickets via the Sunflower Summer program.
How do I enroll in the program?
Parents and guardians can download the Sunflower Summer app free from either Google Play (Android) or Apple (IOS) app stores. To register your account, you simply open the app and follow the prompts. Then it’s as simple as selecting your first attraction, and then tap and go.
What do I do if I am having technical issues with the app?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for app support.
Teachers, Educators, Child Care, and Summer Programs FAQs
I’m taking a group of Kansas school children. Do I get a free ticket?
You can get a free ticket. You must download the app and ask parents to transfer the child’s ticket to you. Each adult that is accompanying the group should have at least one child transferred to their account.
Where is this funding coming from?
The contents of this website application were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, #S425V210046. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.