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Sunflower Summer Program

May 25 - August 11, 2024


An unforgettable and affordable summer getaway awaits you in Wichita, the Heart of the Country – where you can find 19 FREE attractions to explore all summer! 

Many of Wichita’s most popular attractions, like the Sedgwick County Zoo and Exploration Place, are participating in the 2024 Kansas State Department of Education Sunflower Summer Program. Brought to you by Kansas Tourism, the program allows all Kansas families with school-aged children free admission from May 25 - August 11. Please note: In participation with the program, Wichita Wind Surge is offering one free game on June 30 and Tanganyika Wildlife Park is offering free admission on Mondays and Tuesdays only.

Those wishing to participate can download the Sunflower Summer Program app to their mobile device to start exploring many of Wichita's exciting attractions and museums at no cost! Kansas students and their parents are given one free visit per attraction for the summer. Tickets to each attraction are accessible until participants visit, and their Sunflower Summer "Passport" is stamped within the app.  

While you're taking advantage of free admission to these destinations, be sure to check out other free and affordable activities like the "Ring of Fire" at the Keeper of the Plains, lit nightly for 15 minutes (subject to high winds) at 9 p.m. sharp. Be sure to explore Wichita's walkable downtown to take in public art, including Keepers on the Parade, bronze sculptures and variety of murals

Be sure to book a hotel room and make a weekend or staycation out of the experience.

Eligible participants include Kansas students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who attend public, private and faith-based schools, as well as those who are home-schooled. Up to two adults may also accompany each student to participate in this program. 

Be sure to browse the full list of the 2024 Sunflower Summer Program's 220+ participating attractions

*Restrictions may apply. See Sunflower Program app for details. Contact for app support should any technical issues occur. 


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