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Enjoy a Winter Break with an LIRR NYC Getaway...

School kids everywhere are rejoicing that their winter recess has finally arrived. For parents looking for something fun to do, we can help.  LIRR's NYC Getaways are special travel packages to interesting attractions, new and old that can help you save money! From the Intrepid to Madame Tussauds, there's lots of exciting choices that can be educational too.

Enjoy a Winter Break with an LIRR NYC  Getaway And as we head into spring, opening March 4th is an exciting new exhibit about Pompeii, an Italian city that was lost for some 1,500 years under volcanic ash but now reveals the daily lives of its inhabitants at the height of the Roman Empire. The NYC premiere engagement gets underway at the Discovery Times Square Exposition. "Pompeii The Exhibit, Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius" lets you experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. The LIRR is your best way to get there. The LIRR Pompeii package provides up to 40% savings and includes round-trip rail fare and admission to the event. The cost for adults is $33.50, travelling from Zones 1-12, $37 from Zone 14, and $15.50 for children 5-11.

The "Empire Adventure" LIRR discount package, providing up to a 32% savings, includes a visit to one of the City's most famous landmarks, the Empire State Building, along with the unique experience of NY Skyride, the City's only virtual tour simulator. The LIRR package includes round-trip rail fare, admission to the Empire State Building Observatory and admission to the NYSkyride. The cost is $51 for adults and $19.50 for children 5-11. Children must be 36-inches or taller to participate on the NY Skyride.

And, of course, there's the old standby that has terrific new exhibits, the "American Museum of Natural History/Rose Center." From the inner workings of the Earth to far reaches of outer space, to the new Brain Exhibit, the LIRR discount package gets you to this world-famous center of education and knowledge with a savings of up to 37%. The cost for adults is $37 and $14.50 for children 5-11.

Don't forget the LIRR's NY Times Travel Show package with a savings of up to 30% for LIRR customers. From February 25-27, more than 500 exhibitors from more than 150 countries will be at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center offering a view of their home countries. The cost for adults is $27 for zones 1-10 travelers and $37 for zones 12-14. Children and teens under 18 are admitted free to the show. For further details about these and all of the LIRR's NYC Getaways check www.mta.info or call 718-217-5477.