SUNFLOWER SUMMER APP USERS: First come, first tour, call ahead to check on availability! 620-662-1425

plan your visit

Adventure awaits… let us help you plan your trip to Strataca and you’ll be exploring the mine in no time! School, family, or business, we’ve got you covered!

We are so excited to be a part of the Sunflower Summer Program! Here are a few tips to help make your visit run smoothly.
  • Unfortunately, reservations are not available through the Sunflower App.
  • For App Users; tours are only offered on a walk-in basis. To ensure you get a tour, please arrive early. Keep in mind walk-in’s are not always guaranteed.
  • Doors open at 9am Tues-Sat, and 12:45pm on Sunday’s. We recommend arriving early, as tours tend to sell out fast. 
  • Please wait to claim your tickets until you are present and have confirmed your space on a tour.
  • Weekdays (Tues-Fri) tend to have more availability than weekends. Again it is best to arrive earlier in the day, than in the afternoon. 
  • Children must be accompanied by a guardian, and guardians must have a child/children present to claim tickets. 
  • Children must be 4 years of age to tour underground.

 

For More information please call our ticket office 620-662-1425 or visit SunflowerSummer.org. 

FOR FAMILIES

Embark on a new adventure with your family and make memories that will last a lifetime.

FOR SCHOOLS

Participate in our Salt Academy or Book a field trip for your class.

FOR Businesses

Reserve our underground event center or sign up for a corporate membership.

FOR Businesses

Reserve our underground event center or sign up for a corporate membership.

BECOME A MEMBER

A Strataca membership earns you many benefits, but more importantly, you become a part of our underground community.

Ready for an adventure?

Frequenty Asked Questions

The Salt Blast Pass (main tour) takes 2-2.5 hours. The Combo: Salt Blast Pass + Salt Safari takes 3+ hours. If you add on the Lantern tour, it adds another hour to your adventure. 

The tours are self-guided and self-paced, but there will be a train conductor and docents along the way to answer questions and take you on tram rides.

Children under the age of 4 are not permitted on the underground tour for safety reasons.

No, the Museum requires all guests to be at least 4 years old and over.

The Museum takes the last tour underground at 3pm because it does take the average guests 2 hours.

No, we do have vending underground that serves light snacks and drinks.

No, to help preserve the salt floors we do not allow food or drinks down in the salt mine. 

You are able to take both your purse and your cell phone underground. We highly encourage guests to use our storage lockers across from the bathrooms to store their belongs while you venture underground.

For the safety of all guests, hard hats must be worn at all times underground. The only exception is when you are in the event center, at which time a docent will instruct you whether you can remove your hard hat.

It is a nice 68 degrees all year round underground.

Yes, shoes are required. We also expect our guests to wear a shirt too.
Guests are expected to wear shoes that are comfy, cozy.

The Train is not handicap accessible. Guests need to walk unassisted approximately 30 feet to board the train.


Both the Dark Ride and Salt Safari Shuttle ARE accessible, permitting guests can self transfer to board each ride.

Part of the entire tour is the hoist, which takes 90 seconds to travel 650 feet underground. Otherwise, the rest of the tour is in a large open space.

Absolutely, the Museum is very well lighted. Otherwise, the tours that go into the mine have either flashlights or flood lights that light the way.

The gift shop is located underground.

The Museum recommends that all of guests reserve tickets. It is not required but it secures your visit. Without your reservation, you may not be able to get on the next available tour.

Yes, walk-ins are available, however, the Museum recommends that all of guests reserve tickets. If you walk-in you may not be able to get on the next available tour.

Yes, the Museum recommends all of guests reserve tickets even if they have a membership. It is not required but it secures your visit. Without your reservation, you may not be able to get on the next available tour.

Yes, the Museum has two sets of restrooms underground. One set of restrooms near the hoist underground and the other set across from the gift shop.

The yellow badges that some guests receive indicate the times they go on our Salt Safari. The Salt Safari is a specialized tour that is a 1-hour tour that goes out into the 1950 section of the mine.

The yellow hat that some guests receive indicate that they are going on the Salt Safari. The Salt Safari is a specialized tour that is a 1-hour tour that goes out into the 1950 section of the mine.

Yes, all guests are required to watch the safety video before they go underground.

All day admission pass at Cosmosphere is equivalent to Strataca’s blast pass. The guests receives $5 dollars is off their admission to the second location.

WHAT TO EXPECT

No Children under 4

As part of our safety protocols, we require that children be at least four years old to tour the mine. A parent or guardian must accompany children under 18.

Bring a Jacket

It is always 68 degrees underground; you may get cold.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY

General underground admission and the dark ride are handicap accessible. The train ride, salt safari and lantern tour are not. For more information, contact us.

check in early

Check in 15 minutes prior to your tour time. If you do not make your check-in time, you may not be able to get on the next available tour.

Allow 2 Hours

The main tour takes a minimum of 2 hours to complete. If you add on the Salt Safari or Lantern tour the tours may take in abundance of 3+ hours. 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

For the safety of our guests, guns, knives, laser pointers, tobacco products, and pets are prohibited.

Service animals are allowed.

Discover Our Gift Shop Treasures

After your tour, make sure to stop by our gift shop. We have a variety of unique items for you, your friends, and your family to enjoy. From custom-made jewelry to rocks and minerals, we guarantee you’ll find something special to take home with you.
We will be closed for Easter!