February 7, 2014
LIRR Offering Discount NYC Getaway Packages
Let the Long Island Rail Road Help with Winter Recess Plans for the Kids
The Long Island Rail Road wants to help you with plans and savings during Winter Recess by offering affordable packages that are just a train ride away. Try a NYC Getaway and enjoy quality time with the whole family – at a discount!
The Long Island Rail Road has your ticket to fun and educational attractions such as:
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Located at 12th Avenue and 46th Street, the USS Intrepid is a national historic landmark. The World War II aircraft carrier, which served as a primary recovery vessel for NASA and then in Vietnam, is the highlight of the museum which also features a space shuttle pavilion , submarine Growler and British Airways Concorde. February 15 – 23 is Kids Week at the Museum, offering different themes throughout the week that feature special performances and hands-on activities.
Discount package includes LIRR off-peak round trip rail fare and admission to the Museum – up to 36% savings.
For more information visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Madame Tussauds New York
Just blocks from Times Square, Madame Tussauds world-famous attraction lets you get up close and personal with 200 life-like figures modeled in wax, including President Obama, Spiderman and Katy Perry. Attractions include a paparazzi-filled Opening Night Party, Music Room and Marvel Super Heroes 4D experience.
Discount package includes LIRR off-peak round trip rail fare and entrance to main attraction, SCREAM and Marvel Heroes 4D at 8:00pm – up to 42% savings.
For more information visit: www.madametussauds.com
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Situated in the heart of Times Square, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Offers visitors the ultimate insight into the world of the odd and bizarre. Children and adults, alike, will be awe-struck by the hundreds of weird and unusual artifacts on view. Among the items, displayed in more than 20 themed galleries, are shrunken heads, a six-legged cow, a lock of Elvis’s hair and a life-size albino giraffe. Photography is welcome to remember the experience or you can explore the gift shop for a souvenir to take home.
Discount package includes LIRR off-peak round trip rail fare and an admission ticket – up to 39% savings.
For more information visit: www.ripleysnewyork.com
American Museum of Natural History / Rose Center
With permanent exhibitions such as the Hall of Dinosaurs, and current exhibitions such as Mysteries of the Unseen World, you’ll find lots to see and do at the Museum. The indoor Butterfly Conservatory is always a hands-on treat for children, and from Monday, February 17 until Friday, February 21 the museum offers an accompanying student program, Butterflies! It’s geared for second and third graders interested in learning all about how the fragile creatures evolved and why they are important to cultures around the world. There are other student programs such as the Power of Poison for grades 4 and 5 and Digital Universe Flight School for middle school kids. And don’t forget the Rose Center for Earth and Space that encases an 87-foot-diameter sphere that appears to float inside a glass cube which includes the Hayden Planetarium. The American Museum of Natural History/Rose Center is located on Central Park West and 79th street.
Discount package includes LIRR off-peak round trip rail fare and general admission to the Museum and Rose Center plus the Earth and Planetary Sciences hall – up to 37% savings.
For more information visit www.amnh.org.
If you are buying tickets at LIRR Gray, Green or Blue ticket machines:
Press the “Getaways/Packages” button on the first screen, then select NYC Getaways, then the button for your package or deal. Pay with credit cards or ATM/debit cards. Gray and green machines also accept cash. See here for more information on buying tickets.
Call 511 and say “LIRR” if you need additional information.
For more information on Getaways packages, log on to: http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways