Sunflower Summer AppMaking memories with the kiddos doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg! Did you know that the Sunflower Summer app, developed by the Kansas Department of Education, gives students (K-12) and parents the opportunity to explore dozens of attractions across the state, FOR FREE? This app will allow families to explore participating locations, make some memories, have a blast, and maybe even learn a thing or two along the way. 

Don't forget: the Sunflower Summer program's season is May 26 - August 13, 2023, so plan your trips soon!

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Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

At the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, visitors have the opportunity to explore the home in which world-renowned aviatrix Amelia Earhart…

Flint Hills Trail State Park

The Flint Hills Trail stretches for 117 miles across east-central Kansas, from Osawatomie in the east to Herington in the west, and passes…

Evel Knievel Museum

Evel Knievel's authentic performance leathers, jump bikes and memorabilia are housed in a permanent museum at the Historic Harley-Davidson…

Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (AHC) is home to the Johnson County Museum where you can step back in time with the 1950s…

KU Natural History Museum

Nationally recognized for its public natural history exhibits and collections, research and graduate education, and outstanding education…

Pomona State Park and Reservoir

Located 30 miles south of Topeka on the south shore of Pomona Reservoir, about 1 mile north of K-268 on K-368, north of E. 229th St. This…

Kansas Children's Discovery Center

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is a hands-on children’s museum. Since opening in 2011 in Topeka, Kansas, the Discovery Center has…

The Historic Ritchie House

Take a step back into history at the Ritchie House! This is believed to be Topeka's oldest home and was built by abolitionists John and Mary…

Shawnee Town 1929

Shawnee Town 1929 is an outdoor museum interpreting small town rural life from the 1920s. Stroll through the museum and visit our buildings…

Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum

Home of Muriel , the last remaining Lockheed Electra 10-E! Muriel is identical to the airplane Amelia Earhart went missing in on her famed…

Wyandotte County Lake & Park

Wyandotte County Lake and Park provides 1,500 acres of wooded area, a 400-acre lake with marina, kids' fishing pond, a large playground…

Prairie Spirit Trail - Ottawa

The Prairie Spirit Trail in eastern Kansas is a 51 mile long path through small towns, scenic prairie and occasional wildlife. The trail of…

Lehigh Portland State Park

The Lehigh Portland State Park (formerly Lehigh Portland Trails) is built on the site of a former cement plant and quarry, along the banks…

Big Brutus

Named to the National Register of Historical Places in January 2018, Big Brutus put the oooohs and aaahs in the backyard of the Heartlands…

Miners Hall Museum

Showcasing immigrant & coal mining history, MHM is on the site of the 1921 women's march known as the Amazon Army, which inspired national…

Curious Minds Discovery Zone

Curious Minds Discovery Zone is a children's museum founded in 2012, with the intent to bring education and entertainment opportunities to…

Red Rocks State Historic Site

William Allen White rented this house from 1899 until he purchased it in 1901. It was his home for 45 years. The two-and-a-half story house…

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Oz Museum

Come and Experience the World of OZ! With 2,000 artifacts on display featuring 120 years of Oz culture from 1st edition L. Frank Baum books…

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Open since April 2012, the Flint Hills Discovery Center is a 35,000 square foot facility that immerses visitors within the wonder and beauty…

Sunset Zoo

Manhattan’s wildest destination is more than just a park. Sunset Zoo is brimming with creative educational offerings and is the perfect…

The Garage

See classic cars that have been restored to pristine condition and explore hands-on educational simulations at the Crossroads Car…

Mushroom Rock State Park

Located on the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway northwest of Marquette about 5 miles north of Kanopolis Reservoir and State Park, 3 miles west of…

Flint Hills Trail State Park

The Flint Hills Trail stretches for 117 miles across east-central Kansas, from Osawatomie in the east to Herington in the west, and passes…

Midwest Dream Car Collection

Midwest Dream Car Collection shares the love of vehicles through a unique automotive collection and visitor experience that will appeal to…

Garden of Eden

Kansas' only Visionary Sculpture Environment and stone log cabin. Internationally known as a prime example of the Grassroots Art genre…

National Orphan Train Complex

The National Orphan Train Museum contains informative exhibits depicting the history of the Orphan Train Movement. Photos and memorabilia…

Rolling Hills Zoo

Rolling Hills Zoo is a 65 acre zoological park nestled among the Smoky Hills of Saline County just outside of Salina, and inhabits 120…

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Field Station: Dinosaurs

Welcome to the Field Station, where you'll take on the role of a visiting scientist – ready to explore, ask questions and make…

Kansas Wetlands Educational Center

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) is your one-stop shop for every visit to Cheyenne Bottoms, a wetland of international importance…

Kansas Aviation Museum

Housed in the original Wichita Municipal Airport Terminal Building, the Kansas Aviation Museum showcases the rich heritage of aviation that…

Great Plains Nature Center

Experience the wild beauty and uniqueness of North America's heartland through your visit to the Great Plains Nature Center. Investigate…

Botanica Wichita

Since opening in 1987 with four gardens and a horticultural library, Botanica Wichita has added more than 30 additional themed gardens and…

Kauffman Museum

The museum tells the story of the coming of the Mennonites from Europe to the Central Plains in the 1870s, their encounters with the prairie…

Sedgwick County Zoo

Come face to face with the wildest animals from around the world. Get to know the gorillas and elephants of Africa. Visit bison and bears…

Wichita Art Museum

Located west of downtown Wichita in the Museums on the River District, the Wichita Art Museum connects people, ideas and art to enrich lives…

Old Cowtown Museum

Experience Wichita like it’s 1865. Old Cowtown is a living history museum that lets you immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and…

Yesterday House Museum & Depot

Yesterday House Museum holds a large collection of over 500 examples of barbed wire. Themed displays are found throughout the museum…

Mid-America All-Indian Museum

Housing a museum, a gallery of nations and a gift shop, the Mid-America All-Indian Museum educates and preserves the heritage of the…

Red Barn Studio Museum

The Red Barn Studio was the working studio of professional artist and craftsman Lester Raymer (1907-1991). The Red Barn Studio is filled…

Museum of World Treasures

Discover treasures from around the world and through the ages at the Museum of World Treasures. Explore the crusty bones of long-lost…

Exploration Place

Welcome to the state’s premier science center – Exploration Place! Parked along the picturesque Arkansas River, Exploration Place…

Sand Hills State Park

Located north of Hutchinson, about one mile east of K-61 on either 56th Street or 69th Street Sand Hills State Park, a 1,123 acre natural…

Kansas Wildlife Exhibit

The Kansas Wildlife Exhibit is free to visit every day of the year! The best time to see as much as possible is during the feeding time…

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is an exotic destination just 15 minutes from downtown. This premiere event facility is located in Goddard, on the…

Kansas Learning Center for Health

Dive into the heart of Kansas at the Kansas Learning Center for Health, a vibrant health education hub celebrating Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler's…

Kansas Oil Museum

The Kansas Oil Museum is the one of the largest museums in the state with a focus on the history of America's early 20th-century oil…

Wichita Wind Surge

Wichita's newest baseball team! The Wichita Wind Surge, affiliated with the Minnesota Twins, play home games at the brand-new, $75 million…

Fort Hays State Historic Site

Established in 1867 to protect the construction workers who were building the Union Pacific Railroad. The original blockhouse, guardhouse…

Nicodemus National Historic Site

Nicodemus is located on Highway 24, halfway between Webster Lake and Hill City. Established in 1877, Nicodemus is the only remaining town…

Monument Rocks National Landmark

Kansas' first National Natural Monument is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. The Niobrara chalk formation, rich in fossils, some reaching up…

Fick Fossil and History Museum

Museum focuses on local fossils and history. See an extensive historic photo display, Mrs. Fick's creative folk-artwork with fossils and…

Boot Hill Museum

This interactive recreation of Dodge City's historic Front Street-including the saloon, jail and church - will keep the entire family…

Mid-America Air Museum

With over 100 aircrafts on display, whether your interest is general aviation, warbirds, helicopters or experimentals and homebuilts…

El Quartelejo Museum

Explore the El Quartelejo Museum as it leads the visitor through a developing story line, one which traces the history of this region of…

Take a look above to see some of the great attractions waiting for you! For more information on Sunflower Summer, including FAQs, set up guides, and more, head to SunflowerSummer.org!