Visit Free with Sunflower Summer!

Kansas Children's Discovery Center is proud to announce its participation in the 2024 Kansas Tourism Sunflower Summer program. The Discovery Center features 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Since opening in 2011 in Topeka, Kansas, the Discovery Center has become a special place where children can explore, create, discover and learn through play. The museum has hosted over 1 million visitors from all 50 states and 23 countries.

Topeka attractions on Sunflower Summer include:

  • The Kansas Children's Discovery Center
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park
  • The Evel Knievel Museum
  • Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center
  • Kaw River State Park
  • The Historic Ritchie House
  • Topeka Zoo

The Sunflower Summer Program is a benefit for Kansas families with school-aged children to encourage them to explore, and fall in love, with Kansas. The program is designed to give affordable access to tourism attractions across the state and support the Kansas tourism economy. Eligible Kansas families will download the Sunflower Summer App to claim tickets to participating venues. The 2024 Sunflower Summer season will run from May 25 – August 11.

Kansas Tourism, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, aims to inspire travel to and throughout Kansas to maximize the positive impacts that tourism has on our state and local communities.

“Kansas Tourism is excited to have the Kansas Children's Discovery Center as a part of the Sunflower Summer program,” said Kansas Tourism Director, Bridgette Jobe. “This program is an amazing benefit for the residents of Kansas, and we are looking forward to growing the program in the 2024 season. The Discovery Center is an important part of making this the best season yet for the program.”

To discover more about the Sunflower Summer program, visit