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  • Sunflower Summer Means Free Cosmosphere Admission for Kansas Kids

    Sunflower Summer Means Free Cosmosphere Admission for Kansas Kids

    May 6, 2022

    Starting May 28, 2022 Kansas school-aged children and their caregivers can again participate in Sunflower Summer. The program provides free admission to attractions across the state, including the Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum and is available through August 14, 2022. 

    Sunflower Summer began in 2021 as a Kansas State Department of Education effort to bring summer enrichment opportunities to all Kansas students. It was a smashing success in its first year. Over 70,000 Kansans participated. As a result of the program’s success, Governor Kelly allocated funds to offer Sunflower Summer each year through at least 2024. 

    To be eligible to participate, students must be 4-18 years old and not have graduated high school yet. Up to two adults accompanying the student can also participate. To get started, parents and guardians need to download the Sunflower Summer app free from either Google Play (Android) or Apple (iOS) app stores. 

    Once adults use the app to register themselves and the children they are with, the app can provide a single-use free ticket for each child and up to two accompanying adults for Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum. As an added “thank you” to Sunflower Summer families for coming to the Cosmosphere, showing the Sunflower Summer app in Cosmosphere’s gift store gives participants 10% off their purchase (autographed items not included).

    Tickets to Cosmosphere’s Justice Planetarium, Dr. Goddard’s Lab and Carey Digital Dome Theater can be purchased separately at the Cosmosphere Box Office or online

    “We had a blast welcoming thousands more visitors to the Cosmosphere from across Kansas during Sunflower Summer last year,” said Cosmosphere president and CEO Jim Remar. “We can’t wait to see even more families this year.”

    For more information on Sunflower Summer, visit

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