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Summer program provides free admission to museums, attractions

Lu Anne Stephens
Botanica is one of the many attractions included in the Sunflower Summer program.

Sunflower Summer provides access to more than 200 attractions.

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 to 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 https://sunflowersummer.org/.

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, Wichita
  • Harvey County Historical Museum and Archives, Newton
  • Hillsboro Museums
  • Hutchinson Zoo
  • Kansas African American Museum, Wichita
  • Kansas Aviation Museum, Wichita

  • 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, Wichita
  • National Glass Museum, Wellington
  • Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita
  • PBS Kansas Children's Education & Discovery Center, Wichita
  • Rock River Rapids, Derby
  • Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita
  • Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard
  • Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University
  • Wichita Art Museum

  • Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

  • Wichita Wind Surge
Ainsley Smyth is a summer news lab intern at KMUW. She was formerly an intern for the Wichita Journalism Collaborative.