Sunflower Summer Provides Access To More Than 200 Attractions

By Ainsley Smith KMUW | May 31, 2024

Botanica is among attractions that are part of Sunflower Summer. Photo by Lu Anne Stephens

Families with children in pre-K through 12th grade can get free admission to more than 200 attractions this summer.

Sunflower Summer provides a free ticket for each child and up to two adults at participating museums, state parks and other attractions across Kansas.

The program is organized by Kansas Tourism, a division of the state’s Department of Commerce, and lasts from May 25 to August 11.

To access tickets, families can download the Sunflower Summer app.

For a full list of attractions and links to download the app, visit

Participating attractions in and around Wichita include:

• Botanica, Wichita

• Cheney State Park

• CityArts, Wichita

• El Dorado State Park

• Exploration Place, Wichita

• Field Station: Dinosaurs, Derby

• Great Plains Nature Center, 


• Harvey County Historical 

   Museum and Archives, Newton

• Hillsboro Museums

• Hutchinson Zoo

• Kansas African American 

  Museum, Wichita

• Kansas Aviation Museum, 


• Kansas Learning Center for 

  Health, Halstead

• Kansas Oil Museum, El Dorado

• Kansas Wildlife Exhibit, Wichita

• Kauffman Museum, Newton

• Mark Arts, Wichita

• Mennonite Heritage & 

   Agricultural Museum, Goessel

• Mid-America All-Indian 

  Museum, Wichita

• Museum of World Treasures, 


• National Glass Museum, 


• Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita

• PBS Kansas Children’s 

  Education & Discovery Center, 


• Rock River Rapids, Derby

• Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita

• Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 


• Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita 

  State University

• Wichita Art Museum

• Wichita-Sedgwick County 

  Historical Museum

• Wichita Wind Surge