Philly offers double flower power deal

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
December 21, 2011 2:38 PM |

vanGogh_3_promo.jpgThe Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society are offering several ticket packages that combine the major exhibition Van Gogh Up Close (February 1 – May 6, 2012) and the Philadelphia International Flower Show (“Hawaii: Islands of Aloha”, March 4 – 11, 2012). Among the options are packaged discounted vouchers for Van Gogh Up Close and the Flower Show; a 10% off discount for Van Gogh Up Close with any online purchase of a ticket to the Flower Show; and the opportunity to purchase a discounted combination ticket for an Early Morning Tour of the Flower Show and Van Gogh Up Close on a day when the Museum is closed to the general public and the galleries will have fewer visitors.

Flowers are a major theme in van Gogh’s work and inspired many of his masterpieces. Lovers of the Flower Show and van Gogh alike may want to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the bounty of blossoms, including those made famous van Gogh and the exotic flora of Hawaii, on view at the Flower Show. These combined experiences will provide the chance to see, at the Museum through the eyes of a genius, roses, ivy, almond blossoms, poppies, hollyhocks, cornflowers, fritillaria, and zinnias, or at the Flower Show, fresh and fragrant blooms in living color.

Avaiable packages include:

Save on a combined Van Gogh timed ticket and Flower Show general admission ticket
(March 4, & 6-11, 2012)
To visit Van Gogh Up Close and the Flower Show during public hours, a discounted combination ticket will be available for $50 (plus $3.50 per ticket service fee). Tickets may be purchased at the Museum, on the Museum website or by calling (215) 235-SHOW (7469).

Buy a Flower Show ticket and receive 10% off a ticket to Van Gogh Up Close
With a ticket to the Flower Show purchased via theflowershow.com, receive a 10% discount on a timed ticket for Van Gogh Up Close via the online confirmation link. Van Gogh Up Close timed tickets will be available for any public date, subject to availability. The discounted ticket price is $22.50 (plus $3.50 per ticket service fee) and is only available to those who purchase advanced Flower Show tickets via theflowershow.com.

Save 15%+ on a Van Gogh timed ticket and Flower Show Early Morning Tour ticket
(March 6-9, 2012)
This discounted package includes a timed ticket for Van Gogh Up Close between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and an Early Morning Tour of the Flower Show from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. The combined price is $108.00 (Plus $3.50 per ticket service fee. Price reflects nonmember tickets.). Tickets may be purchased at the Museum, on the Museum website, or by calling (215) 235-SHOW (7469).   

Save nearly 20% on a Van Gogh Up Close and Flower Show Early Morning Tour combined ticket
(Monday, March 5, 2012)
On Monday, March 5, tour Van Gogh Up Close and the Flower Show in intimate groups before the large numbers arrive. Start the day with a two-hour, guided tour of the Flower Show between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., with an option to attend a flower-arranging demonstration at 9:30 a.m. Then venture to the Museum, which is closed to the general public on Mondays, for a special timed viewing of Van Gogh Up Close including docents throughout the exhibition stationed to answer questions. The package price is $125.00 (plus $3.50 per ticket service fee). Tickets may be purchased at the Museum, on the Museum website, or by calling (215) 235-SHOW (7469).

Bloomin’ Fun Pass including coupon for $2.00 off PMA Adult General Admission
The Bloomin’ Fun Pass includes discounts to restaurants, attractions, and retail stores during the week of the Flower Show. The Pass lists participating vendors and discounts and is available at SEPTA stations, the Philadelphia International Airport, area malls, and other locations beginning in January as well as the Flower Show Information Center. The Bloomin’ Fun Pass will include a coupon for $2.00 off a $16.00 adult general admission ticket to the Museum. This coupon may be redeemed at the Museum (walk up only).

Packages may be purchased in person at the Museum, by calling (215) 235-7469, or through the Flower Show website, www.theflowershow.com. Gift tickets and packages are not available via the Museum’s website.

Discounted Amtrak tickets from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, are available. Travelers can save 20% on select fares when using promotional code V888; some restrictions apply

Philadelphia was recently ranked as a top destination for U.S. gay travelers in the 16th Annual Gay and Lesbian Tourism Report. General information about visiting gay-friendly Philadelphia is available here.

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