Plan Your FREE Adventures with Sunflower Summer App


Did you know you can experience the best Kansas attractions for FREE this summer?

The Sunflower Summer App features over 220 Kansas museums, historic sites and experiences and admission is free for Kansas residents with students pre-K through 12th grade from May 25-August 11.

Each student can access one free admission ticket for both the student and the guardians per attraction. Any parent or legal guardian can create a Sunflower Summer account, including grandparents.

While visiting, even if you are already a member, use your Sunflower Summer App and ask about getting a discount on your annual membership! At several locations on the app, we were able to score 50-percent off of our annual membership passes. We only renewed or purchased annual membership passes at the discounted rate for locations we would visit regularly anyway.

How to Sign Up for the Sunflower Summer App

Exploration Place – Wichita

Step 1:
Download the Sunflower Summer App!
For Apple, download here.
For Android, download here.

Step 2:
Create an account.

Step 3:
Visit Kansas attractions between May 25 – August 11, 2024 for FREE!


Manhattan Area Participating Attractions

  1. A & H Farm

    Sunset Zoo – Manhattan
  2. Flint Hills Discovery Center
  3. Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
  4. Midwest Dream Car Collection
  5. Riley County Historical Society & Museum
  6. Sunset Zoo

Top Family Friendly Kansas Attractions

David Traylor Zoo (Emporia)

Tke a tour of the David Traylor Zoo to see the nearly 400 specimens of birds, mammals and reptiles representing more than 80 species are exhibited in natural habitats! Open Sundays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Be sure to check out the Endangered Ring-tailed Lemur Infant who was just born in April!

Sternberg Museum of Natural History (Hays)

As you take a trip out West, visit the Sternberg Museum of Natural History! With an emphasis on the Great Plains, the museum focuses on understanding of Earth’s natural history and the evolutionary forces that impact it. Visit both the permanent and traveling exhibits on Mondays – Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum – Hutchinson

Cosmosphere (Hutchinson)

Visit the Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum daily to learn everything you want to know about space! Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week and 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, there is something for everyone to learn. Check out the interactive shows as well as the world-class planetarium and even get up close to the Apollo 13 Command Module Odyssey!

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (Overland Park)

Spend the day at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center visiting the main Johnson County Museum in Overland Park where you can step back in time with the 1950s All-Electric House and the KidScape imaginative community for kiddos! Open Mondays – Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the museum offers engaging exhibitions and programs that inspire learners of all ages!

Kenwood Cove Aquatic Center (Salina)

Known as the Salina area’s largest aquatic park featuring thrill rides, slides, waves and more, Kenwood Cove Aquatic Center is open Mondays – Saturdays 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Take a thrill ride on the Tsunami Swirl Slide, a Family ride on the Fun Slide or float in the lazy river!

Evil Knievel Museum (Topeka)

For daredevils and dreamers of all ages, come rediscover the spectacle at the death-defying Evel Knievel Museum! Open on Tuesdays – Fridays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., this is a fun opportunity to visit the history of this American Icon. Get ready to try out the 4D Virtual reality Jump Experience and see if you could potentially be the next Evel Knievel!

PBS Kansas Children’s Education & Discovery Center (Wichita)

Check out the PBS Kansas Cochener-Garvey Children’s Education & Discovery Center with a focus on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics! The free Education Center focuses on kids 2-10 years old. Kids of all ages will enjoy the center, however, the center does focus on kids 2-10 years old. The Center is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and is located inside PBS Kansas Channel 8!

Have a great summer traveling and discovering all that Kansas has to offer!

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Janelle Cumro-Sultzer
I’m just a normal mom who is trying to figure out how to have it all. Married to my best friend Dylan, we have 3 children, 2 senior dogs, 10 fish and a frog. Our children are 4.5 years, 2.5 year and 8 months who regularly like to do yoga with me and see if I can carry all three of them at the same time while doing squats. I’m originally from Junction City and together with Dylan have lived in New York, Denver, Kansas City and now Manhattan for the long haul. My Bachelor's is in Family Studies & Human Services from Kansas State University and my Master's is in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies. I spend my free time trying to plan dates with my husband, writing and aggressively applying eye cream.


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