December 1, 2022


The Education People

Academic sites for college students to go to for free!

TOPEKA — A new plan will assist small children continue to be engaged in mastering all through the summer months whilst spending good quality time with loved ones users and pals touring some of Kansas’ greatest sights – all for free of charge.

The Sunflower Summer time method, which is staying funded by federal COVID-19 revenue to provide summer season enrichment actions for Kansas students, is a collaboration among the Kansas Point out Office of Education (KSDE), Kansas Section of Commerce, the Kansas Office of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Kansas Children’s Cupboard and Have confidence in Fund, KU Center for Public Partnerships and Investigate, and Greenbush Schooling Company Centre.

“This is a acquire-gain for Kansas college students and Kansas attractions,” mentioned Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson. “The Sunflower Summertime system can assist enrich summer months learning and is an great opportunity for pupils and people to go on educational adventures together whilst supporting virtually 70 Kansas points of interest.”

Adults can pay a visit to to obtain the Sunflower Summer cell app to their cell phone or tablet unit. The application is at this time obtainable in the Apple App Retail store. Even so, the application isn’t readily available nevertheless in Google Participate in because of delays in the Google evaluate process. Android users can still utilize the method by filling out a paper type upon arrival at venues. After Google accepts the app into the Engage in Shop, KSDE will mail out a notification.

An grownup will have to have to sign-up their family members associates and involve their county and school district. There are practically 70 points of interest to choose from throughout the point out, such as zoos, museums, historic landmarks, libraries and out of doors areas.

In the Sunflower Summer time app is a passport that enables contributors to monitor wherever they have visited on their adventures.

As soon as a site has been picked, tickets can be claimed within just the app. When attendees are ready to enter, the ticket can be activated and presented to the ticket taker.

Boy or girl treatment facilities also can entry and use the app for area excursions. Nonetheless, only one particular ticket for each boy or girl and grownup can be redeemed at each individual site. Much more information and a routinely-asked-queries area are readily available at

The Sunflower Summer time application operates by Aug. 15. Funding for this software is restricted, and tickets are on a initially-arrive, 1st-served foundation.

Following is the listing of collaborating locations.

Points of interest & LANDMARKS


Curious Minds Discovery Zone

Evel Knievel Museum

Exploration Put

Kansas Aviation Museum

Kansas Kid’s Discovery Center

Kansas Condition Capitol

Lee Richardson Zoo

Mid-The united states Air Museum

Rolling Hills Zoo

Sedgwick County Zoo

The Topeka Zoo

Wright Park Zoo


Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

Boot Hill Museum, Inc.

Brown v. Board of Training Countrywide Historic Web page

Eisenhower Presidential Library***

El Quartelejo Museum & Jerry Thomas Gallery and Assortment

Fick Fossil & Historical past Museum

Fort Larned Nationwide Historic Site

Johnson County Museum

Kansas Museum of Heritage

Kiowa County Historic Museum & Soda Fountain

Lindsborg Previous Mill and Swedish Heritage Museum

Lowell Milken Centre for Unsung Heroes

Mid-The united states All-Indian Museum

Miners Corridor Museum

Nicodemus Countrywide Historic Web-site

Outdated Cowtown Museum

Pawnee Indian Museum Condition Historic Website

Pony Convey Barn & Museum

Sternberg Museum of Organic Background

The Major Properly Museum


Prairie Museum of Artwork & Background

Purple Barn Studio Museum

Theatre In The Park

Nature Places

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens

Cedar Bluff State Park

Cheney State Park

Clinton Point out Park – Alright Youngsters

Cowley Lake Waterfall

Crawford State Park

Cross Timbers Condition Park

El Dorado Point out Park

Ernie Miller Park & Character Centre

Tumble River State Park

Flint Hills Discovery Heart

Flint Hills Path Point out Park

Hillsdale State Park

Lehigh Portland Trails

Little Jerusalem State Park

Lovewell Point out Park

Meade State Park

Milford State Park

Monument Rocks Organic Area

Perry State Park

Pomona Point out Park

Santa Fe Trail Middle Museum & Study Library

Tallgrass Prairie National Protect

Tuttle Creek Condition Park

Webster Condition Park

Wyandotte County Lake Park


Clay Middle Carnegie Library

Hays General public Library

Hoisington General public Library

Lawrence Community Library

Salina Public Library

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

***Requires reservation on the internet as a result of their web site prior to entry with code SUMMERFUN.