School’s Out For

sunflower summer!

A program from Kansas Tourism that offers Kansas families free admission to attractions across the state, throughout the summer.


May 25 – August 11, 2024

attractions

Put 220+ Places in Your Pocket

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A & H Farm/Pumpkin Patch
- Manhattan

Botanica Wichita
- Wichita

Cedar Bluff State Park
- Ellis

Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary & Education Center
- Louisburg

Cheney State Park
- Cheney

Clinton State Park
- Lawrence

Crawford State Park
- Farlington

Cross Timbers State Park - Toronto Lake
- Toronto

David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
- Emporia

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
- Overland Park

Eisenhower State Park
- Osage City

El Dorado State Park
- El Dorado

Elk City State Park
- Independence

Fall River State Park
- Fall River

Flint Hills Trail State Park
- Multiple Cities: See Map

Glen Elder State Park
- Glen Elder

Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo
- Great Bend

Great Plains Nature Center
- Wichita

Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm and Bed & Breakfast Inn
- Nickerson

Hillsdale State Park
- Paola

Historic Lake Scott State Park
- Scott City

Hutchinson Zoo
- Hutchinson

Johnston Geology Museum
- Emporia

Kanopolis State Park
- Marquette

Kansas Wetlands Educational Center
- Great Bend

Kansas Wildlife Exhibit
- Wichita

Kaw River State Park
- Topeka

Lee Richardson Zoo & Safari Shoppe
- Garden City

Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park
- Oakley

Lovewell State Park
- Webber

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
- Olathe

Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge
- Pleasanton

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and Bison Tour
- Canton

Meade State Park
- Meade

Milford State Park
- Milford

Mushroom Rock State Park
- Brookville

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
- Overland Park

Perry State Park
- Ozawkie

Pomona State Park
- Vassar

Prairie Dog State Park
- Norton

Prairie Spirit Trail State Park
- Multiple Cities: See Map

Prophet Aquatic Research and Outreach Center
- Emporia

Rock City Park
- Minneapolis

Rolling Hills Zoo
- Salina

Sand Hills State Park
- Hutchinson

Schmidt Museum of Natural History
- Emporia

Sedgwick County Zoo
- Wichita

Sunset Zoo
- Manhattan

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
- Strong City

Tanganyika Wildlife Park
- Goddard

The Prairie Center and Archery Range
- Olathe

Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center
- Topeka

Tuttle Creek State Park
- Manhattan

Webster State Park
- Stockton

Wilson State Park
- Wilson

World's Largest Ball of Twine
- Cawker City

Kansas Tourism

Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad
- Abilene

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
- Atchison

Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum
- Atchison

Anderson County Historical Museum
- Garnett

Atchison County Historical Society Museum and Santa Fe Depot
- Atchison

Belleville High Banks Hall of Fame and National Midget Auto Racing Museum
- Belleville

Big Brutus
- West Mineral

Big Well Museum & Visitor Information Center
- Greensburg

Boot Hill Museum
- Dodge City

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Park
- Topeka

Buffalo Bill Cultural Center & Community Travel Information Center
- Oakley

C. W. Parker Carousel Museum
- Leavenworth

Chisholm Trail Museum
- Wellington

Cloud County Historical Society Museum
- Concordia

Coffey County Historical Museum
- Burlington

Columbus Museum
- Columbus

Combat Air Museum
- Topeka

Constitution Hall State Historic Site
- Lecompton

Coronado Quivira Museum
- Lyons

Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum
- Hutchinson

Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
- Studley

Cowley County Historical Society Museum
- Winfield

Curious Minds Discovery Zone
- Parsons

Dickinson County Heritage Center
- Abilene

Dorothy's House and The Land of Oz
- Liberal

Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home
- Abilene

El Quartelejo Museum
- Scott City

Ellinwood Tunnels
- Ellinwood

Ellis County Historical Society
- Hays

Ellis Railroad Museum & Doll Display
- Ellis

Evah C. Cray Historical Home Museum
- Atchison

Exploration Place
- Wichita

Evel Knievel Museum
- Topeka

Fick Fossil and History Museum
- Oakley

First City Museum
- Leavenworth

First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site
- Fort Riley

Flint Hills Discovery Center
- Manhattan

Fort Harker Guardhouse Museum Complex
- Kanopolis

Fort Hays State Historic Site
- Hays

Fort Scott National Historic Site
- Fort Scott

Fort Wallace Museum
- Wallace

Geneseo City Museum
- Geneseo

Girard History Museum
- Girard

Gordon Parks Museum
- Fort Scott

Greenwood County Historical Society Museum
- Eureka

Grinter Place State Historical Site
- Kansas City

Harvey County Historical Museum and Archives
- Newton

Heart of America Science Resource Center
- Haviland

Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Museum and Carona Depot Complex
- Corona

Herndon Community Museum
- Herndon

High Plains Museum
- Goodland

Hillsboro Museums
- Hillsboro

Historic Marshall County Courthouse Museum & Genealogical Library
- Marysville

Historic Trolley Tour
- Dodge City

Hodgen House Museum Complex
- Ellsworth

Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site
- Hanover

Home on the Range Cabin
- Athol

Howard Benson Museum
- Howard

Independence Historical Museum & Art Center
- Independence

Jewell County Historical Society Museum
- Mankato

John Brown Museum State Historic Site
- Osawatomie

Johnson County Museum
- Overland Park

Kansas African American Museum
- Wichita

Kansas Aviation Museum
- Wichita

Kansas Barbed Wire Museum
- La Crosse

Kansas Children's Discovery Center
- Topeka

Kansas City Automotive Museum
- Olathe

Kansas Learning Center for Health
- Halstead

Kansas Motorcycle Museum
- Marquette

Kansas Oil Museum
- El Dorado

Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center
- Topeka

Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame and Gunfighters' Wax Museum
- Dodge City

Kauffman Museum
- Newton

Kaw Mission and Last Chance Store Museums on the Santa Fe Trail
- Council Grove

Kiowa County Historical Museum & Soda Fountain
- Greensburg

Koester House Museum
- Marysville

KU Natural History Museum
- Lawrence

Legler Barn Museum Complex
- Lenexa

Lincoln Historical Museum Complex
- Lincoln

Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum
- Lindsborg

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
- Fort Scott

Lyon County History Center
- Emporia

Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site
- Pleasanton

Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum
- Chanute

McCune History Museum
- McCune

McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation
- McPherson

Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum
- Goessel

Mid-America All-Indian Museum
- Wichita

Midwest Dream Car Collection
- Manhattan

Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site
- Pleasanton

Miners Hall Museum
- Franklin

Morton County Historical Museum
- Elkhart

Museum at Prairiefire
- Overland Park

Museum of World Treasures
- Wichita

National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
- Bonner Springs

National Orphan Train Complex
- Concordia

NDGA National Glass Museum
- Wellington

Nicodemus National Historic Site
- Nicodemus

Old Cowtown Museum
- Wichita

Old Depot Museum
- Ottawa

Oswego Historical Museum and Genealogical Society
- Oswego

Oz Museum
- Wamego

Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site
- Republic

Pawnee Rock State Historic Site
- Pawnee Rock

Pony Express Home Station No 1, Barn & Museum
- Marysville

Pony Express Museum
- Seneca

Prairie Museum of Art & History
- Colby

Rawlins County Historical Museum & Church
- Atwood

Red Barn Studio Museum
- Lindsborg

Red Rocks State Historic Site
- Emporia

Riley County Historical Museum
- Manhattan

The Historic Ritchie House
- Topeka

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
-Lawrence

Rush County Historical Society
- La Crosse

Scandia Museum
- Scandia

Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
- Fairway

Shawnee Town 1929
- Shawnee

Smoky Hill Museum
- Salina

Stafford County Museum
- Stafford

Stanton County Museum
- Johnson City

Stauth Memorial Museum
- Montezuma

Sternberg Museum of Natural History
- Hays

Stockade Museum & Carry Nation Home
- Medicine Lodge

STRATACA
IMPORTANT NOTE: STRATACA is temporarily closed for maintenance. Check back soon for reopening information.
- Hutchinson

The Garage
- Salina

Trading Post Museum
- Pleasanton

Trego County Historical Society Museum
- WaKeeney

Tri-State Antique Engine and Threshers Association
- Bird City

Wabaunsee County Historical Museum
- Alma

Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum
- Ellis

Watkins Museum of History
- Lawrence

Wyandotte County Historical Society & Museum
- Bonner Springs

Be Home Free

in your home state

They say the best things in life are free, and they’re right.

Sunflower Summer offers Kansas families a get out of the house free card you can carry in your pocket. A chance to have free rein (and free admission) visiting museums, zoos, historical attractions and nature centers. An app for free family fun!

Kansas Families:

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

Step 01:

Download the Sunflower Summer apP

Step 02:

Create an account

Step 03:

Visit Kansas attractions this summer for free

screenshot of Sunflower summer app

Your questions

answered

Program Eligibility
Does the Program Include All Student in Kansas?

All Kansas students (including public, private, and homeschooled students) Pre-K through 12th grade are included in the program.

I don’t live in Kansas. Can I still use Sunflower Summer tickets?

This program is for Kansas residents only. If you live out-of-state, you do not qualify to receive free tickets through the Sunflower Summer program. 

We have family from another state visiting this summer, can they participate?

No, this program is for Kansas residents only. While you can’t claim tickets via the app, you can absolutely use Sunflower Summer as a guide to great attractions across the state that are perfect for your family!

Do adults get free tickets too?

Yes! Up to two adults may accompany a group of students and access a free ticket voucher.

I have grandchildren. Can Grandparents also participate?

Any parent or legal guardian is eligible to create an account for their children. This includes grandparents. Once an account is created, the children are added to the account, and it becomes a family account. Non-guardian grandparents are also eligible to have a child’s ticket transferred to their Sunflower Summer account by the child’s legal guardian.

Can we use my child’s free ticket if they’re going with another adult?

Yes, ticket transfers are possible. The parent or legal guardian may transfer their free admissions ticket to another adult who has the app downloaded. Once the ticket has been transferred and used, this will count as the student’s one entry into the venue. 

What ages of students qualify for the program?

Students must be enrolled in Pre-K through Grade 12 to participate in the program. Infants and toddlers are not eligible for Sunflower Summer.

Venue Accessibility
Are All of the Attractions Listed Appropriate for Children of All Ages?

While all attractions listed are student-friendly, we encourage you to do additional research to ensure that the attraction is a good fit for your family. Some exhibits or attractions may contain themes, environments, or artifacts that might not be suitable for all families. 

I don't have access to a smartphone. Can my family still participate in Sunflower Summer

Yes, families without access to smartphone technology may still participate in the program. While claiming the tickets via the app is the preferred method of usage, users without smartphones can go to any staffed attraction on the list to receive a paper voucher. Please work with attraction staff/volunteers to make sure the voucher is filled to completion, then enjoy your adventure! 

Are Sunflower Summer locations accessible for users with disabilities?

Each location in the Sunflower Summer program has different accessibility amenities. To learn more about each location, click on the desired location in the categories above. This will take you to their listing on TravelKS.com, the official website of Kansas Tourism. Open the tab labeled ‘Amenities’ and review what that location has to offer. If you have additional questions about the specific needs for your family, please call the attraction directly. Please note, student users who are enrolled in transitional programs are also eligible for the Sunflower Summer program.

I have a visual impairment (color blindness), can I use the app?

Yes, the most efficient method on all phones is to adjust the display feature on your device settings. 

  • Open Settings
  • Tap Accessibility
  • Tap Display & Text Size
  • There are multiple display options to enhance the visibility of the screen. The best for color blindness is to select the “color filter” option.
Who may I contact if I have technical issues?

If you have technical issues, please use the in-app ‘Messages’ feature to contact 24/7 user support, or email help@slcket.com. For all other questions about the program, email sunflower.summer@ks.gov.

How to Claim Tickets
How many times can I use my free tickets?

The Sunflower Summer App allows you 1 free admission ticket per student for each attraction. Once you have used the Sunflower Summer app for a specific attraction, the app will “stamp” the ticket and it will no longer be valid to be re-used.

How do I claim tickets at a Kansas State Park?

To redeem your vehicle permit to most Kansas State Parks, please visit the park office or nearest gatehouse. You will receive a GREEN sunflower summer vehicle permit that will expire at 2PM the day following its issuance. Several parks do not have offices on site. Specific instructions are noted in the written description on the Sunflower Summer mobile app for those parks. 

Do adults get free tickets too?

Yes! Up to two adults may accompany a group of students and access a free ticket voucher.

Travel in Kansas
How will tolling on the Kansas Turnpike change this summer?

The Kansas Turnpike will convert to a cashless tolling system on July 1, 2024.  There will be no on-road payment option. Customers will pay for tolls using, a KTAG, or compatible transponder, or through a mailed bill using the vehicle’s registration information. To pay the lowest toll, travelers are encouraged to get a KTAG. Learn more at www.DriveKS.com.

I don’t live in Kansas. Can I still use Sunflower Summer tickets?

This program is for Kansas residents only. If you live out-of-state, you do not qualify to receive free tickets through the Sunflower Summer program. 

We have family from another state visiting this summer, can they participate?

No, this program is for Kansas residents only. While you can’t claim tickets via the app, you can absolutely use Sunflower Summer as a guide to great attractions across the state that are perfect for your family!

Once that final school bell rings,
the real fun begins.

Plan your next summer adventure now!