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Chinatown

Boston Chinatown Market Tour
Saturday, November 15
10:00 a.m. - 12noon
$49 (includes tip) (reg. $54)
Chinatown, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 16

A great adventure awaits you on this walking tour through one of the oldest Chinese communities in America. Learn how and why the Chinese eat the way they do, and how Chinese-American dishes developed. In a traditional herbal pharmacy, discover the differences between hot, warm, neutral, cool and cold foods, yin and yang, the five elements, and the all important flow of “Qi.” Be privy to secret specialties and ingredients from tiny shops unknown to tourists; from the best Chinese bakery and Cantonese deli, to a hidden street food stall, to a market overflowing with exotic produce, fabulous seafood, and an endless array of spices. Sample the flavors and discover the traditions behind the food. Step through the Chinatown gate and enjoy the fantastic sights, cacophonous sounds and culinary delights of this little sliver of Hong Kong, right in the heart of downtown Boston!


King Richard's Faire

King Richard's Faire
August 30-Oct. 19 (Note: Tickets are not valid Sept. 28, Oct. 5, & Oct. 12). .
$20 (reg. $28)
Carver, MA
Purchase by October 17

See the Renaissance era brought to life! With the Sturdy Beggars ("The Mud Show"); Daniel Duke of Danger; A Bit o' Bard – Shakespeare Scenes; Rafferty the Piper – Scottish Music & Mirth; Musicians of the Realm; Sheriff's Court; the Royal Zoo; Avalon Apothecary; King of Crowns; The Crystal Garden; Medieval Metal; StarFire Swords; Hans Dipper's Wax Works; Fairytale Fynery; & more!


Skywalk Observatory
$11 (reg. $16/adult; $13/senior; $11/children under 12)
Prudential Center, Boston, MA

Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, the Skywalk is located at the pinnacle of the Prudential building on the 50th floor. Experience Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston & beyond. An awe-inspiring, breathtaking panoramic view of Boston! Ticket includes a self-guided Acoustiguide, Dreams of Freedom Museum, and a Multimedia Movie Theatre featuring the exceptional film, “Wings Over Boston.” Tickets valid anytime and do not expire.


Taza

Taza Chocolate Tours

$3 (regular $5) Saves money on ALL AGES (infants included)
Somerville, MA
Valid any time, No expiration date

Taza Chocolate Factory in Somerville has just opened up its doors for regular public tour offerings! Please join us for a behind-the-scenes, guided tour of Taza Chocolate's manufacturing facility and chocolate making process. You will be able to sample chocolate, learn about cocoa beans and see the amazing machinery used to make traditional stone ground chocolate in this artisan bean-to-bar chocolate factory. The tour is approximately one hour long.


Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair 2014
October 3-13
$9/ages 8+ (reg $11 weekdays, $15 weekends)
Topsfield, MA
Purchase by October 10

Begun in 1818 by the Essex Agricultural Society, don't miss this year's 196th Topsfield Fair ~ a New England Fall Tradition! Don't miss the Giant Pumpkin Contest; the Beekeeping Exhibit; sheep shearing; Hallamore Clydesdales; horse and oxen pulling; Cider Mill; Maple Sugar House; Furniture Institute of New England; Blacksmith Shop; hands-on digging for potatoes, carrots, onions, turnips; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police & more!


Tea Party

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Tickets are valid anytime and do not expire
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
$20/ages 13+(reg. $25);$12.00/ages 4-12 (reg. $15) Ages 3 & under are Free.
Congress Street, Boston, MA

Tickets must be exchanged in person at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Relive the most important event leading up to the American Revolution! The Boston Museum that lets you "Dump Tea Into the Sea!" Voted "New England's Best New Museum" by Yankee Magazine.


Ringling Bros. Circus

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze,
Friday, October 17
7:00pm
$24/end loge, Loge 8 (reg. $27)
TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 18

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze, where surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance. Celebrate the tradition today and experience its modern flare of twists and turns! Witness the spectacle ~ the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life in Built To Amaze!


Davis Farmland, Children's Discovery Farm
$16.50 (regular $17.95 -$21.95 ages 2-59. Under 2 is Free. Seniors 60+ 14.95 at the gate)
Sterling, MA
Open now-October 26

Great farm fun for everyone! Visit with farm animals; help with milking, egg collecting, bottle feeding; visit Imagine Acres, where imagination is the only limitation; explore pretend houses; shop at Bunnie's Market; visit Moo Moo's Bounce House; take a pony ride, visit Adventure Play and Spray and Adventure Land (dig for dinosaur bones and much more) ~ great fun for the whole family!


Cupcake

Halloween Cupcake Class
Sunday, October 26
$33/ages 10+ (includes decorating 4 generous size cupcakes, regular price $40)
12:00noon - 2:00p.m.
Amanda Oakleaf Cakes, 12 Westland Ave, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 10

Fun and relaxed class for kids and adults who want to decorate a custom batch of cupcakes you will positively swoon over. Each student will be taught the basics of piping and decorating with both buttercream and fondant to create four unique designs. All supplies will be provided. Enjoy a memorable winter cupcake class at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes ~ voted Best of Boston 2013 by Boston Magazine!


Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair 2014
October 3-13
$9/ages 8+ (reg $11 weekdays, $15 weekends)
Topsfield, MA
Purchase by October 10

Begun in 1818 by the Essex Agricultural Society, don't miss this year's 196th Topsfield Fair ~ a New England Fall Tradition! Don't miss the Giant Pumpkin Contest; the Beekeeping Exhibit; sheep shearing; Hallamore Clydesdales; horse and oxen pulling; Cider Mill; Maple Sugar House; Furniture Institute of New England; Blacksmith Shop; hands-on digging for potatoes, carrots, onions, turnips; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police & more!


Ana Moura

Ana Moura
Friday, November 7
8:00 p.m.
$28/orchestra (reg. $32).
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 9

Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results. The BBC raves, "her melancholic intimacy dominates the moment it sashays out of the speakers . . . setting a mood of mesmerizing sorrow." Examiner.com called Moura’s voice "made for melodrama . . . aesthetically thrilling and emotionally heartbreaking."


Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Discounted tickets
$64 (reg. $77.50) - save $13.50/ticket
Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA
Box Office now closes at 8:30pm on Saturday
Note: Tickets are not valid for any shows
Thanksgiving or Christmas week
(Nov. 29-30 & Dec. 26-Jan. 1).

Currently Featuring New Material! Kinetic, electric, surprising, sensational...Blue Man Group is a multi-media, multi-sensory theatrical journey that features three bald and blue characters backed by a three-piece band, that take the audience through an experience that is funny, intelligent, and visually stunning - what a ride!

"An absolutely ecstatic experience" (USA Today). Generic discounted tickets are valid for any Blue Man performance, with the exception of Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 4pm; and Saturday @ 7pm; and select holiday weeks and weekends. Tickets do not expire. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted. Call the Blue Man Group box office in advance to check on ticket availability. Tickets must be redeemed at the Blue Man box office for specific show dates/times. Tickets cannot be reserved over the telephone or held at the box office.


Christmas Revels

Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice (Preview Night)
Friday, December 12
7:30 p.m.
$37 (reg. $60/peak performance run)
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Purchase by November 13

The 2014 Christmas Revels takes us back in time to Victorian England. Set within the "Crystal Palace," the remarkable glass building erected to hold the Great Exhibition of 1851, this year's Revels packs lush anthems, familiar carols, lively dances, gorgeous costumes, raucous music hall songs, and a laugh-out-loud Cinderella "Panto." Expect plenty of audience involvement and many other annual Christmas Revels touchstones including our signature piece, the joyous and participatory Lord of the Dance.


Reeves

Dianne Reeves (Jazz Vocalist)
Saturday, October 18
8:00pm
$32 (reg. $37)
Berklee Performace Center, Boston, MA Purchase by September 18

Four-time Grammy Award–winner Dianne Reeves is among the most prominent and influential vocalists in jazz. She's a glorious singer with a sumptuous sound, who has for three decades proudly carried the torch kindled by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Steeped in tradition, her rhythmic virtuosity and improvisational ease are breathtaking.


Diego

Diego El Cigala
Friday, November 14
8:00pm
$32/orchestra, (reg. $37)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 10

Three-time Grammy Award winner Diego el Cigala is quite simply the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. His earthy, exultant, and richly emotive voice marks him as one of the greatest singers of our time.


Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops - 3 Performances!
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase tickets early - this event will sell out quickly!
All concerts include the traditional Pops sing-a-long and a visit from Santa Claus.

  • Saturday, December 6, 11:00 a.m. (Kids performance) $40/2nd balcony These special family concerts include a children's sing-along and post-concert photos with Santa and special treats. Children younger than 2 are admitted free.

  • Sunday, December 7, 3:00 p.m. (Matinee) $50/2nd balcony

  • Saturday, December 14, 7:30 p.m. $64/1st balcony


White Christmas

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical
Sunday, December 28
6:30 p.m.
$63/Orchestra (reg. $69)
Citi Performing Arts Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by November 20

Your new favorite holiday musical returns to Boston this December! Based on the beloved film, Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies," and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin's White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family! "Plenty of razzmatazz, including snow! You'll leave the theatre humming Irving Berlin's irresistibly hummable tunes!" (The Boston Globe).


Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman
Sunday, November 23
3:00 p.m.
$71/1st balcony (reg. $75)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 23

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Hearing this living legend perform live is an experience no music lover can afford to miss. "Perlman … played … with perfect control and minimal bow, not wasting any unnecessary energy, but creating exquisite renderings, one after another…" (The Seattle Times).


King Lear

King Lear
Saturday, October 18
8:00 p.m.
$42/Mezzanine seating (reg. $49)
Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 18

Shakespeare's Globe returns to Arts Emerson after their well received Hamlet with a striking production of King Lear. Joseph Marcell (celebrated classical actor also known for his role as Geoffrey in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") gives a commanding performance as Lear, a king suspicious of his daughters' loyalty after he has divided his realm among them. With an ensemble of eight actors creating all the characters and music, this production reinvigorates this classic story with extraordinary theatricality.


The Little Prince

The Little Prince
Sunday, November 30
2:00 p.m.
$51/premium seating/center (reg. $60)
New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, MA
Purchase by October 30

An imaginative new take on the beloved novella, The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary aviator and a mysterious, regal little boy who help each other discover rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter. Filled with enchanting music and heartfelt lyrics, it has been touted by critics around the country for its appeal to all ages. This classic parable reminds us that "what is essential is invisible to the eye" and that all grown-ups were once children.


The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute
Sunday, Oct. 26
2:00 p.m.
$49/mezzanine (reg. $55)
Emerson/Cutler Majestic, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 9

South Africa's Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart's classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ensemble has travelled all over the world, and with the help of some magical musical instruments, they are able to bring an old story new joy and pleasure.


Mary Black

Mary Black
Saturday, November 8
8:00 p.m.
$32/Balcony (reg. $37)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 9

Performing for more than 25 years and retiring after this farewell tour, Mary Black has long been considered one of the finest female vocalists in the Celtic world. An unparalleled interpretive singer with a beautiful, dynamic voice, she draws on her traditional Irish folk and ballad background to create music that soars with a contemporary edge. Her daughter Róisín O will open.


Motown

Motown: The Musical
Sunday, February 8, 2015
6:30 p.m.
$72.50/orchestra seating
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 12

It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown the Musical!


Preservation Hall

New Orleans Legends: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint
Sunday, October 26
7:30pm
$42/orchestra (reg. $48)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Pick up tickets by September 26

Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint join forces for an evening of legendary music making. With current director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the spirit of New Orleans jazz to glorious life, as it has for more than 50 years. New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint has also been making music for over five decades and has written dozens of hits, including "Southern Nights," "Working in the Coal Mine," and "Whipped Cream."


Nutcracker

The Nutcracker (Boston Ballet)
Saturday, November 29
7:30 p.m.
$83/Orchestra (reg. $108)
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 30

A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012, and has been called "the most magical version of The Nutcracker." See it again or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland. Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Peter and the Wolf

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (Family Concert with the BSO),
Saturday, November 8
12:00 noon
$22/2nd Balcony ages 18+, Children under 18 free (must register when ordering adult tickets)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 9

BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. Program includes Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.


Cash

Roseanne Cash: The River & the Thread
Thursday, November 13
8:00pm
$52 (reg. $55)
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Purchase by October 10

Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash celebrates her acclaimed new album, The River & the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. "The soul and richness of the people and the music of the south resonates in a particular way for all of us. It's a deep connection" (Rosanne Cash). "… Ms. Cash has a voice both dark and sweet, with a gentle but reliable vibrato, and she knows how to convey the quiet sting of heartache" (The New York Times).


Rudolph

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Sunday, December 14
4:00 p.m.
$49/Orchestra (reg. $53)
Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by November 14

Join us in celebrating Rudolph's 50 years on television and come see all of your favorite characters from the special including, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, the Misfit Toys and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in the all new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.


Swan Lake

Swan Lake
Saturday, November 1
7:30 p.m.
$94/Orchestra (reg. $108)
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 2

This luscious romance follows the Swan Queen Odette and Prince Siegfried in their timeless tale of sorcery, deceit, and eternal love. This new production features choreography by Mikko Nissinen, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and stunning costumes and sets by award-winning designer Robert Perdziola (costume and set designer of the new Nutcracker). Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful (With Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams)
Sunday, December 7
2:00 p.m.
$70/rear mezzanine(reg. $75)
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by November 6

Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony Award-winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's classic The Trip to Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote's masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home. "An awe-inspiring performance" (Entertainment Weekly). "Unforgettably excellent" (Wall Street Journal).


Yo-Yo Ma (with BSO)
Saturday, November 22
8:00pm
$89/1st Balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 23

Andris Nelsons demonstrates his thoughtful, adventurous programming with this wide-ranging selection of works. He and the BSO are joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra, whose title suggests the symphonic nature of the score. Nelsons also leads the BSO's first world premiere and BSO commission of the season, a new work for chorus and orchestra by the conductor's Latvian compatriot Eriks Ešenvalds, who has secured a strong international reputation especially for his choral works. Opening the program is John Harbison's choral scherzo Koussevitzky Said:. Written for the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood and premiered there in 2012, this short piece sets words about music by the BSO's great former music director, Serge Koussevitzky. Setting Konstantin Balmont's Russian translation of Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Bells, Rachmaninoff's work for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra is considered one of his highest achievements.


Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 2014-2015 Season
TD Garden, Boston, MA.
3 games remain for the 2014-2015 Season. Don't miss seeing the black and gold pride of Boston, Stanley Cup Champions of 2011!
TD Garden, Boston.

  • Saturday, November 22 vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 p.m. $130/Balcony 326

  • Saturday, December 13 vs. Ottawa Senators, 1:00 p.m. $105/Balcony 320


  • Saturday, January 31 vs. LA Kings (2014 Stanley Cup Champs), 7:00 p.m. $130/Balcony 326


Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2014-2015 Season
TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
Oklahoma City Thunder
Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 307 or Promenade
    $44 Purchase by October 10
Cleveland Cavaliers
Friday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 308 or Promenade
    $104 Purchase by October 10

San Antonia Spurs
Sunday, November 30, 1:00 p.m.
  • Balcony 307 or Promenade
    $49 Purchase by October 30

Los Angeles Lakers
Friday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 307
    $44 Purchase by November 6

Washington Wizards
Sunay, December 7, 1:00 p.m.
  • Balcony 307 or Promenade
    $38 Purchase by November 6

Orlando Magic
Wednesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 307 or 308
    $28 Purchase by November 14

Brooklyn Nets
Friday, December 26, 1:00 p.m.
  • Balcony 308 or Promenade
    $55 Purchase by November 21

Houston Rockets
Friday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 307 or 308 or Promenade
    $33 Purchase by December 24

Miami Heat
Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 308 or 311 or Promenade
    $33 Purchase by February 20

Los Angeles Clippers
Sunday, March 29, 6:00 p.m.
  • Balcony 308 or 324
    $49 Purchase by February 27

Indiana Pacers
Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 307 or Promenade
    $28 Purchase by February 27



GO GREEN!!


Boston Duck Tours
$29 (Adult tickets only. Reg. $36.74 in person - $38.74 online)
Boston, MA

Take a colorful and memorable cruise around Boston on an original World War II amphibious landing vehicle ~ both through the streets of Boston and on the Charles ~ with a Boston Duck Tour! Tours depart daily April-November from both the Prudential Center and the Museum of Science. Exchange discount ticket at the ticket booth (preferably early morning on preferred tour date) for date/time specific ticket.

New for this year: tours offered in 7 other languages including German, French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese (departing from the Prudential Center location starting April 1st).


Butterfly Place

Butterfly Place & Garden
$7/per person (reg. $12/adult; $8/child ages 3-12;
under 3 are free)
Westford, MA
Open Now-October 31

See New England butterflies and tropical species from all over the world.

Walk along a winding pathway. Observe butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sunshine and flying freely in a natural habitat. Enjoy the koi fish and quail birds which live among the butterflies. Visit the show-and-tell bench where a staff member is always available to answer your questions and help make your visit fun. See eggs, caterpillars or other interesting creatures up close. Plus, visit the indoor garden filled with hundreds of freely-flying butterflies! Great fun for the whole family. Tickets valid anytime and do not expire.


Charles Riverboat Cruise
Boston, MA
$9 (reg. $15 adult, $13 senior/student)

60-minute sightseeing tour of the Charles River, departing from CambridgeSide Galleria.
Charles Riverboat Cruise CANNOT accept reservations by phone. Please go to the ticket booth anytime the day you would like to cruise to exchange that ticket for a boarding pass for the next available cruise.
Tours depart daily from May through October at:
10:00am
11:15am
12:30pm
1:45pm
3:00pm
4:15pm


Ghosts & Gravestones

Ghosts & Gravestones
$30 ages 13+ (regular $38)
Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards beside the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel on 200 Atlantic Avenue, corner of State Street.
Purchase by October 31

Children under the age of 6 are not allowed onboard due to the loud noises on the tour. Walk amongst the dead in burying grounds nearly four hundred years old, hear stories of those whose mortal remains lie beneath your feet, and listen to tales of many of the sordid practices that went along with them. Venture to the site of the biggest grave-robbing scandal in New England's history. And ask yourselves - are you afraid of being buried alive? Pass by the Omni Parker House, Boston's most haunted hotel and hear stories of the hotel's more bizarre and permanent tenants; and visit two of three notable burying grounds: Copp's Hill Burying Ground, the Granary Burying Ground and King’s Chapel Burying Ground. Ghosts & Gravestones tour guides will drag you kicking and screaming through Boston's sordid past. Never was there a more treacherous lot of characters - each one dying to tell you tales of Boston’s dead in their own unusual way. Tour time is one hour and 30 minutes ~ if you dare! Awarded Certificate of Excellence 2014 by Trip Advisor.


Tourist Trolley Bus

The Old Town Trolley Tours - $32/adult (reg. $65.95 at the booth, $36.86 online)

  • $7/Children 3-12 (reg. $34.95 at the booth, $17.96 online)
  • Seniors (reg. $40.95 at the booth, $36.86 online)
  • Children under 3 are free.
  • Boston/Cambridge, MA

Present your discount vouchers purchased from MITAC at an Old Town Trolley Tours storefront for these upgrades.

Open daily from 9am-4pm. Tours are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Patriot's Day. Tours depart from the MIT Bookstore in Kendall Square, and across the street from the Marriott, Kendall Square, approx. every 25-30 minutes (Nov.-March) and approximately every 15-20 minutes (April-October). Voted Boston's Best Tour on Wheels, Boston's Choice Awards 2005 Includes Guide to Boston pamphlet and coupon book. Free Boston Harbor Cruise promotion starts again in April


Plimoth Plantation
$16.50/child, ages 5-12 (reg. $19)
(Adult tickets sold out)
Plymouth, MA
Children under 5 and under Free
Open through November 27

Step back in time, and visit a 1627 English Village, as it was in the early 17th century. Learn what a pottage is; how a duck is cooked on the hearth; see cows or goats being milked; talk with a householder and hear about issues of land ownership and payment of debt, and more. Take time to explore the Wampanoag homesite, Mayflower II, Crafts Center, Nye Barn, Wampanoag education site, Colonial education site and much more. Great exploration and discovery for the whole family.


Provincetown Fast Ferry
Boston, MA
$72 (regular $79-$83)
Open May 16-October 13

Ferry leaves from Boston to Provincetown. Reservations required. Exchange the discounted ticket for a Provincetown Ferry ticket at the Boston Harbor Cruises Company Ticket window.


Six Flags

Six Flags New England
$39 (reg. $59.99/adult/at gate; $49.99/online; $49.99 under 54"; children 2 &; under Free)..
Springfield, MA
Open April 12 - Nov. 2

Experience Goliath, a nearly 20-story free-fall at speeds of 65 miles per hour at the top of the tower, before racing head-over-heels on the outside of a 102 foot tall vertical loop! Additional rides include Superman - Ride of Steel; Batman - The Dark Knight; Gotham City Gauntlet Escape from Arkham Asylum & Survivor Live!; Hook's Lagoon; Buzzsaw; Captain Feathersword's Rockin' Pirate Ship; Blizzard River; Bertie the Bus; Jokers' Wildcard; 1909 Illions Carousel; Harold the Helicopter; Tornado; Thomas the Train; Wiggles World; Mr. Six's Splash Island! and much much more! Tons of fun for the whole family. Tickets valid anytime during the 2014 season.


Southwick

Southwick Zoo

$14 (regular $22/adult ages 13+; $17/children, 3-13 & seniors, 62+)
Mendon, MA
Open April 12-Mid October

Visit with elk, leopard, reindeer, camels, monkeys, giraffes, chimpanzees, flamingos, kangaroos, llamas and more at the Southwick Zoo in Mendon, MA. Daily shows includes Elephant Fun facts, Bird Talk, Arabian horses, and more. Great fun for the whole family.


Whale Watch

Whale Watch Tickets (Generic Anytime in 2014 season)
$42/adult (reg. $47)
Via Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA
Opens March 29-October 27

Boston's only 3-hour whale watch.

Hear from professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, the region's foremost authority on whale populations, as they teach you about everything from whale behavior and migration patterns to the local ecology. Travel to the whales provided by Boston Harbor Cruises' high-speed catamarans. Relax on the deck and keep an eye out for humpbacks, minkes, finbacks and white-sided dolphins. Great fun for all.


Movie Discounts


Movie Discounts Chart
AMC Logo

  Gold

 Movie
 Bundle

$8.50

$26

No Restrictions; no expiration

Includes 2 AMC Gold, 2 small soda vouchers,
& 1 small popcorn voucher



$6.50 No expiration
$11

Valid at Reading and Natick locations.  Tickets do not expire. INCLUDES 3D Glasses if needed.

$9.00 No restrictions; no expiration.
Massachusetts locations: Kendall Square, Cambridge and Waltham.
regal cinemas logo

 VIP
 Premiere

$7.75
$8.75

Not valid first 12 days of a run; no expiration
No restrictions; no expiration

showcase cinema logo
$8.75 No restrictions; no expiration.
Note: Tickets not valid @ Chestnut Hill.


Museum Discounts


Museum Discounts Chart

Children's Museum

 $9

Regular prices:
Adults (16-64): $14.00
Seniors(65+): $14.00
Children (1-15): $14.00
Children under one are FREE!

New England Aquarium  $11.00

Regular prices:
Adult: $22.95
Junior Admission ages 3-11: $15.95
Senior Citizens: $20.95
Children under 3: FREE

Museum of Science  $7.00

Regular prices:
Adult: $22.00
Junior Admission ages 3-11: $19.00
Senior citizens 60+ $20.00
Children under 3: FREE

Omni Theatre OR Planetarium at:
Museum of Science
 $6.00

Regular prices:
Adult: $10.00
Junior admission ages 3-11: $8.00
Senior citizens 60+: $9.00
Children under 3: FREE

MIT Museum FREE with MIT ID! Largest hologram collection in the world!

Peabody Essex Museum

 $9

Regular Price: $15
*Does not include entry to Chinese House ($5 additional with admission)

Tea Party
$12/Child Age 4-12
NO ADULT TICKETS!
Regular Price$15/Child


Other Discounts


The following discounts are offered by area vendors to the MIT Community.

Please contact the vendors directly for additional information.


Boston Globe

Boston Globe Digital Subscription Discount

NEW! Now available to the MIT community. $10/annually (reg. $223.44) ~ save 95% off the regular rate). Use promo code MITBGCOM at BostonGlobe.com/MIT.


BJ's Wholesale Club

(CLICK HERE to download a form)
(CLICK HERE to download instructions on filling it out)

Downloadable Discount membership forms to BJ's Wholesale Club are now available to members of the MIT Community. Fill out the application and mail it to the address that is listed on the form . Remember to make a copy of your completed application for your records. You will receive your BJ's card approximately 6 weeks after you turn in your application.


Bose Corporation Logo

Great discounts on Bose products (10-30% off) for current MIT employees and students with your MIT ID (Note: discount not applicable for MIT affiliates with non-current status. Includes discount on the Bose Wave Radio. You need to call 1-800-444-BOSE with your MIT ID to get the discount.


TV and Movie Tour

Boston TV & Movie Tour Discount

10% off all bus & walking tours. Use promotional code: MIT10 on the purchasing website at https://www.zerve.com/oltboston. Bus tours offered year round; walking tours offered April -October. Regular rates are $38/pp/bus tour (3 hours, 40 sites); $20/pp/walking tour (1.5 hours, 30 sites) (plus a $2 ticketing fee/pp/tour)


Paris Crepe

Boston Philharmonic

Discounts for the 2014-15 Season
Promo code for discounted tickets for the 2014-15 BPO coming soon! (est. late September). For further info contact the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at 617-236-0999, or jklapholz@bostonphil.org.


Central Square Theater

Central Square Theatre Discounts
Central Square Theater Discounts
Use code "MITID" for 20% off Single Tickets for the MIT Community at Central Square Theater,
450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. To purchase tickets, visit www.centralsquaretheater.org, or by phone at 866.811.4111, or in person at 450 Mass Ave. Visit the following link to purchase an exclusive MIT Student 2012-13 Season package: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/2462/pk/80422


Diable Glass

Diablo Glass School
Diablo Glass School, Boston, MA. 20% discount with a current, valid MIT ID. Classes include glassblowing, flameworking, fused glass, stained glass, casting and coldworking classes and events. To sign up for a class, visit www.diabloglassschool.com or call 617-442-7444.


Edaville

Edaville Railroad
$15 (reg. $20) ages 2+ (under 2 are free)

With promo code “mit” on the Edaville Railroad website www.edaville.com pay for and print up your tickets at home fee free while enjoying $5.00 off each $20.00 Regular Admission Ticket . The Consignment Ticket Discount is good for all events except Day out with Thomas, Polar Express, and Saturdays in December during the Christmas Festival of Lights. To receive the consignment discount all ticket purchases must be done in advance and online. Valid from June 28, 2014 to January 1, 2015.



Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company
Approximately 10% off Ford automobile purchases. Ford Motor Company Automobile Discounts.

MIT employees are eligible for special discounts on Ford Automobiles (including Ford & Lincoln) through the MIT-Ford Alliance. To find out what discounts are available, follow these instructions: GO TO - https://www.fordpartner.com/; enter Partner Code:  MITXX; Country: US; Click the Submit button. NOTE: The discounts offered on the Ford Partners website might not be the best available. Check with a dealer to compare prices.


Improv Asylum

Improv Asylum
Boston, MA

The Improv Asylum offers a $5 discount on all shows except Saturday with an MIT ID.


 

Museum of Fine Arts

MFA PASSES are available at the HAYDEN LIBRARY.
Contact the Hayden Library for additional information.

  • The Council for the Arts at MIT sponsors free membership to the Museum of Fine Arts for all MIT students; and also provides 13 MFA day passes for faculty and staff. Patrons can come to the Hayden Access Services Desk and request to borrow the MFA passes.  They will need to bring their MIT ID or photo identification.  Passes will circulate for 3 days. Click here for availability.
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory has two passes for free general admission to the Museum of Fine Arts. The passes may be obtained from: Facility Services Department, Room FA-200, Ext. 7120, on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Institute of Contemporary Art Discounts
•The Council for the Arts sponsors free admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art for all MIT Community members with valid MIT IDs. For further info, contact the Council for the Arts at MIT.


Kendall Flower Shop

Kendall Flower Shop
Kendall Square, Cambridge.
10% off with your MIT ID on any purchase.


Moodz Spa Salon andd Boutique

Moodz Spa Salon Boutique
10% off with your MIT ID.
2 locations: 556 Mass. Ave., Acton and 19 Pelham Island Rd., Wayland


Paris Crepe

Paris Creperie

10% discount with your MIT ID at either the food truck or the cafe. Mouth-watering crepes from veggies to sweet!


Photo Walks of Boston

Photo Walks of Boston
20% off with your MIT ID. $20 (reg. $25). Historic Walking Tours with a Photographic Edge. 5 photo tours available: Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Freedom Trail, Public Garden, and the Waterfront.


Sel de la Terre

Sel de la Terre

15% off with your MIT ID. Natick location. Rustic country fare of Provence and surrounding Southern France.


Tour Bike

Urban Adventours
Boston, MA
10% off with your MIT I.D. ($45 for a tour, reg. $50; and $31.50 for rentals, reg. $35)
Use discount code 'mit10'.

Urban AdvenTours is a unique, eco-friendly bicycle tour company in Boston that provides original bicycle tours and quality bike rentals. Daily bicycle tours are offered at 10am and 2pm, and the Funway to Fenway Tour leaves every Friday and Saturday night at 6pm.


Yummy Food Walk

Yummy Walks Food Tours

(*NEW) 10% discount on Saturday tours (1pm) for the MIT Community (discount code 10MIT). Tours include Foods of the Freedom Trail; North End Little Italy Food Tour; and Boston Chowda and Seafood Tour. Call 781-239-9920 for reservations.



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