Experience the Magic of Harry Potter

Harry Potter fans can experience a special exhibition devoted to the films featuring the adolescent wizards. Ride the Long Island Rail Road to the exhibit for a discount package that offers up to 40% in savings! You'll receive an LIRR off-peak round-trip rail fare and discounted general admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square.

Experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films displayed in settings inspired by the films sets - including the Great Hall, Hagrid's Hut and the Gryffindor Common Room. Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever-popular film series, the exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages.

While touring through the exhibition space, you'll discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle. Pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette. Encounter Buckbeak the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider!

The round-trip rail fare and admission package for adults from Fare Zones 1-12 (all stations from New York City to Speonk and Yaphank) is just $33.50. For adults from Fare Zone 14 (Westhampton through Montauk and Riverhead through Greenport), the round-trip rail fare plus admission is just $37.00. And for kids aged 5-11, the package is just $15.50. Seniors aged 65 or older traveling from Fare Zones 1-4 should purchase

LIRR senior fares and the senior admission at the venue ($22.50); for all other zones, seniors will save more with LIRR adult package. Fare Zones 1-4 encompass stations as far east as Mineola, Lynbrook and East Williston, including all stations the Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Port Washington and West Hempstead Branches.

The regular admission price to the exhibition, outside of the special LIRR package, is $25 for adults and $19.50 for children.

From the LIRR's Gray, Green or Blue Ticket Machines, press the "Deals & Getaways" button on the first screen, then select NYC Getaways, then the button for the Harry Potter package. Pay with credit cards or ATM/debit cards. Gray and green machines also accept cash. At ticket offices, you can purchase package tickets with cash, credit cards and ATM/debit cards.

Package tickets are not sold on trains. Tickets are good on trains arriving in Penn Station weekdays after 9:30 AM and returning up to 4 AM the following day, or anytime on weekends. Children under 5 ride the LIRR for free; check with venue for children's admission. Packages and prices are subject to change.

Discovery Times Square is located at 226 West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, just a short walk or a one-stop subway ride from Penn Station. By subway, take the 1, 2, 3, A, C or E uptown to 42nd Street and then walk north to 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

For travel information, visit MTA.info/lirr or call: 718-217-5477.

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