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Take the LIRR Discount Travel Package to Kids Week 2014 at NYC’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Feb. 15 - Feb. 23

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Fun-Filled Entertainment for the Whole Family Runs for 9 Days.

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New York, NY - February 14th, 2014 - With the kids home from school during their annual winter break, MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to transport you and your family on a fun-filled excursion to “Kids Week 2014” at the famed Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum beginning Saturday, February 15 and running through Sunday, February 23. Yes, come in from the cold and get in on some unforgettable, educational family fun. Participate in hands-on activities, including performances, games, cool demonstrations and much more.
 
Oh! And did we mention the LIRR discount travel package that offers up to 36% in savings on combined cost of regular off-peak, round-trip rail fare and admission to the museum? The cost of the special package is $39 (vs. $54 regularly) for adults traveling from Zones 1-10 and $50 (vs. $68.50 regularly) for those traveling from Zones 12-14. The round-trip/admission price for children ages 5-11 regardless of your home station is $22 (vs. $24). 
 
The USS Intrepid, one of the nation’s most famous aircraft carriers (best known for World War II and Vietnam War service as well as a primary recovery vessel for the NASA space program) is now a national historic landmark and one of New York City’s biggest tourist attractions. And each day during Kids Week, youngsters will find something very special to see and do aboard the sprawling ship located at the new park-like Pier 86 (12th Avenue & 46th Street) on the Hudson River.
 
Saturday and Sunday, February 15-16, theme is Science Meets Science Fiction; Monday, February 17 is Superhero Headquarters Day; Tuesday, February 18 On Broadway is the theme; Wednesday, February 19 is Safari Adventure Day; Thursday, February 20 is Music Festival Day; Friday, February 21 is Ports of Call Day and festivities wrap with a Sports and Games weekend featuring your favorite Rangers, Mets and Jets on Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23. For more information go to www.intrepidmuseum.org.
 
All that is in addition to the Intrepid’s regular lineup of spectacular attractions, including the space shuttle Enterprise, some 30 restored aircraft, a former USS Growler submarine and the supersonic jet Concorde. So, climb aboard the LIRR, the easiest and most economical way for Long Islanders to see the USS Intrepid.
 
From Penn Station, take the A C E or the 1 2 3 subway to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk north to the Intrepid. For more information, visit intrepidmuseum.org.
 
Up to four children ride for $1. When accompanied by a fare-paying adulot. The fifth child and all other children pay CHILD Fare (50% off the regular Joe would also like a paragraph about the LIRR family fare discount for general info?
 
We also have special discount packages to Madame Tussauds, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, American Museum of Natural History and more. 
 
For more information about the Long Island Rail Road’s discount travel package including round trip rail and admission to the Intrepid Museum go to www.mta.info/lirr and click on Deals & Getaways or contact the LIRR's Customer Service Center by calling 511, the NYS Travel Information Line, and say: Long Island Rail Road and then Hamptons Reserve. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.