Through a program funded by federal relief funds called “Sunflower Summer,” Kansas is providing all children statewide with free access to museums, zoos, state parks, and other historic landmarks and attractions.
Over 70,000 Kansans accessed the program in the summer of 2021 and the state renewed the program in 2022. After registering through an app, children and two accompanying adults can access free, single-use tickets at nearly 100 attractions statewide.
We are spotlighting this because it is a unique, localized action to help address inequitable access to educational and cultural sites by ensuring they can be visited by all families, regardless of background. Access to these sites also helps provide a well-rounded education to students across the state.