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 ends on August 14, 2022, so plan your trips soon!

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Northeast

Prairie Spirit Trail - Iola

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

Kansas Museum of History

Visit award-winning exhibits on colorful characters and everyday folks from Kansas' past. You'll see a full-sized Cheyenne tipi, a fully…

Theatre in the Park

The Theatre in the Park is the largest outdoor community theatre in the country. Each summer the outdoor theater presents five Broadway…

Wyandotte County Lake & Park

1,500 acres of wooded area, picnic shelters, playground, boat rentals, fishing and abundant wildlife. Largest outdoor playground in…

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

Restored home where the internationally-famous aviatrix was born on July 24, 1897. Contains family heirlooms, displays, and photographs…

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…

Evel Knievel Museum

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

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…

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…

Johnson County Museum

Come explore the Johnson County Museum, located within the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, and learn more about our county’s rich…

Southeast

Curious Minds Discovery Zone

A Child's Work is Play! Our natural curiosity leads us to explore and discover the world around us. Curious Minds Discovery Zone was created…

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…

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…

Prairie Spirit Trail - Iola

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

North Central

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…

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…

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…

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…

Garden of Eden

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

South Central

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…

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…

Botanica Wichita

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

Cosmosphere

Featuring the largest combined collection of U.S. and former Soviet space artifacts —the Cosmosphere International Science Education Center…

Field Station: Dinosaurs

Field Station: Dinosaurs is a one-of-a-kind, prehistoric experience featuring over 40 life-sized, moving and realistic dinosaurs that’s…

Exploration Place

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

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…

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…

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…

Kansas Aviation Museum

Housed in the original Wichita Municipal Airport Terminal Building, this museum chronicles the growth and development of general aviation in…

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…

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 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…

Kansas Wildlife Exhibit

The Kansas Wildlife Exhibit has been a mainstay of Riverside Park since the early 1900s, serving as the city’s zoo until the Sedgwick County…

Wichita Art Museum

One of Wichita's Museums on the River and home to an outstanding collection of American art. The 8-acre Art Garden surrounds the museum with…

Northwest

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…

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…

Prairie Museum of Art & History

Enjoy the World-Class Kuska Collection, including over 28,000 toys, glass, ceramics, silver, souvenirs, musical instruments, coins, clocks…

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…

Fort Hays State Historic Site

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

Southwest

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…

Wright Park & Zoo

Enjoy picnicking at the numerous shelters, walk through the zoo including the aviary and petting area. There's also a horseshoe pitching…

Boot Hill Museum

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

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!