2022 Sunflower Summer offers free admission to Kansas attractions

A popular program for Kansas children to get free admission to some of the state’s coolest attractions is coming back this summer.

Sunflower Summer — a Kansas State Department of Education initiative that gave over 70,000 Kansans free access to museums, parks and other attractions around the state in 2022 — is funded for the next few summers, education commissioner Randy Watson announced Tuesday.

“We’re going to be doing it again, and we’re excited about it,” Watson told the Kansas State Department of Education.

Here’s what you need to know.

Editorial:Sunflower Summer program is a great success

How does Sunflower Summer work?

The state education department had used federal COVID-19 relief funding to start Sunflower Summer in 2021, in an effort to make sure all Kansas students had access to summer enrichment opportunities.

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