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MITAC at Stata
has temporarily moved!

while the MITAC Desk
undergoes renovations this summer.

As of Tues., July 14th,
the MITAC Desk at Stata
has moved to
the Dreyfoos Lobby
in Stata —
across from the Child Care Center

(adjacent to the elevators
and the Child Care Center)
Our Hours are the same:
Open Tues-Fri., 11am-4pm
Please visit us!


The Science Behind PIXAR at the Museum of Science (Special Exhibit)
Open through January 10, 2016
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Purchase Museum of Science tickets from MITAC for $7, and upgrade your ticket to include the Pixar Special Exhibit for an additional $12/pp. (Save $10!)
This exhibit requires a reservation for a specific time. You can only make this reservation at the Museum of Science box office. Please allow at least 75 minutes to view this special exhibit.

Enjoy a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with the world premiere of The Science Behind Pixar. This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar's award-winning films to the big screen.


Boston Public Library Tour
Sunday, November 8
3:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 8

Join MITAC for a tour of one of Boston's treasures, The Boston Public Library. This special group tour will highlight the architecture of the famous Central Library buildings by Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson as well as the art treasures within, including works by Daniel Chester French and John Singer Sargent. Tour is from 3-4:30, and will be followed by snacks, a surprise trip one minute away from the library, and a special gift packet for further exploration.

Glass Lab

Glass Lab of MIT Tour
Wednesday, November 4
FREE (Limit 1 sign-up each MIT ID)
4-003, MIT Campus, Cambridge
Sign up by by October 23

Get entranced by the beauty, creativity and magic of the MIT Glass Lab. Housed in the basement of the Dome/Infinite Corridor in Building 4, the Glass Lab is known for its spectacular Glass Pumpkin Patch each autumn and intriguing creations on the windowsill of their home in 4-003. Connected with the Ceramics Processing and Research Lab (part of the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering - Course 3 - a department in the School of Engineering), the Glass Lab gives "MIT students, and the MIT Community at-large, access to an unusual medium for creative expression. Glass can be used to explore the wide array of ideas, from the functional to the purely sculptural." Hosted by Peter Houk, Technical Instructor of the MIT Glass Lab. Space is extremely limited. Limit one (1) ticket per person. Space fills up fast for this traditionally sold-out event. Sign up early.


MITAC Goes Out for Comfort Food at Craig's Cafe
Sunday, November 1
4:00 pm
$33 (includes tip and tax)
Craig's Cafe, Quincy, MA
Purchase by October 23

We'll enjoy a cooking demo, and buffet of Craig's Cafe favorites, which will include: fish & chips, meatloaf and mac & cheese!!

MIT Distinctive Car & Vehicle Show
Sunday, October 11
10:00am - 2:00pm
In Advance: $8/Adult; $4/children, ages 4-12
At the Door: $10/adult; $5/children, ages 4-12
Hayward Lot, MIT Campus
Tickets available at the MITAC desk
(Campus & Lincoln Laboratory locations)
& via adMIT One* at
(*Tickets available for purchase 24/7 on adMIT One;
Visa and Mastercard payment accepted)
Sign up by October 9

Start Your Engines! MITAC hosts its first MIT Vehicle Show for the MIT Community! As cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles are an evolution of art, technology, engineering, and design, the MIT Vehicle Show will showcase some of the powered and unpowered vehicular standouts, both at MIT (products/subjects of MIT research), as well as interesting collectors' vehicles owned by members of the MIT community. Participation includes the MIT Age Lab (Center for Transportation and Logistics), MIT AeroAstro, MIT Mechanical Engineering, MIT ROTC, MIT Facilities; with vehicles including an autonomous car, Army HMMVV, one of the MIT AgeLab's instrumented vehicles (older driver and new in-vehicle technology), electric vehicles from MIT Facilities (including the Electric Transit, GEM, and Kubota), and other interesting, fun, vintage, unusual, or otherwise distinctive vehicles. Special appearance by Ray Magliozzi, longtime co-host of NPR's weekly radio show, Car Talk.

Dinner Dance

MIT Harvest Dinner Dance
Saturday, November 7
6:30pm - 11:00pm
Montvale Plaza, Stoneham, MA
Purchase by October 23

Dance the night away with our fall dinner dance! Cost includes music by the Tom Pittman Band, featuring a variety of ballroom, Latin, & modern dance music; and a family style dinner with choice of stuffed breast of chicken, roast beef, or vegetarian option, salad, dessert, coffee & tea. Adults only. Cash Bar. Semi-formal attire. Limit 10 tickets per person. Sponsored by MITAC and the MIT Federal Credit Union.


Pi(e) Day for MIT ~ Pie Making Class!,
Sunday, November 15
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Craig's Cafe, Quincy, MA
Purchase by October 30

There is an extra Pi(e) Day this year! MITAC is pleased to offer a Pie Making Workshop with Tom Anacone of Craig's Café, Quincy. Tom will demonstrate pie making techniques with the classic apple and pumpkin pie and then you will practice making two pies of your own.

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 Chocolate Tours

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

Use these tickets to make your own reservation online. 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
October 2 - 12
$9/ages 8+ (reg $11 weekdays, $15 weekends)
Topsfield, MA
Purchase by October 1

Begun in 1818 by the Essex Agricultural Society, don't miss this year's nearly two century New England Fall tradition ~ the 197th Topsfield Fair! 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 am - 5:00 pm Daily
$12.00/ages 4-12 (reg. $15) Ages 3 & under are Free.
*We only carry discounted CHILD tickets for this museum*
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.


Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya (from South Africa)
Sunday, October 18
7:30 pm
$37 (reg. $42)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 18

Recognized as South Africa's foremost jazz pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim has a unique and dynamic compositional approach that successfully fuses universal and often seemingly disparate styles. Subtle hints of bright, traditional African melodies, gospel-inflected harmonies, and regal Ellingtonian progressions pervade his music, while his skill as a pianist leaves listeners in awe.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Saturday, November 14
$50/orchestra (reg. $65)
Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 22

After the nonstop joy parade that was last season's The Magic Flute, South Africa's world-renowned Isango Ensemble returns to Boston with a new reimagined opera classic: A Midsummer Night's Dream. A new production to Isango's repertoire, A Midsummer Night’s Dream weaves the text of Shakespeare's famous play into Benjamin Britten's opera and indigenous South African music and dance. A story of enchantment, Isango's Midsummer transforms the traditional play into a familiar yet surreal night of magic, love and music. "A troupe with an exhilarating ethos that highlights vocal prowess, physical panache and passion for lyrical transpositions of the classics" (Washington Post).

Meow Meow

An Audience with Meow Meow
Saturday, October 17
7:00 p.m.
$30/rear orchestra center (reg. $35).
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 18

Meow Meow is the most brilliant comic diva in this business we call show. An international singing sensation with no fixed address, she travels the world lugging her many suitcases and her dignity. Standing ovations and stalkers are her daily bread. And now: Boston! Expectations are high for her grand production. What could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, it turns out. But she is a professional, and she will deliver a big finish even if it kills her…and it almost does! Meow Meow lays herself bare and reaches out to her beloved audience. An Audience with Meow Meow is an unforgettable theatrical experience and an evening like no other. Both hilarious and poignant, it shows that a song can change the world and that an audience can literally carry a performance.

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 8:30 pm on Saturday
Note: Tickets are not valid for any shows
Thanksgiving or Christmas week
(Nov. 29-30 & Dec. 26-Jan. 1).

Note: Tickets are valid for full view seats in Sections A, B, D or E in the Balcony (primarily sections B & D). Not valid for Poncho or Orchestra section.

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 @ 5pm; and Saturday @ 8pm; 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.

Boston Calling Music Festival
September 25-27
$160/ 3-day General Admission (reg. $186 after fees)
City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA
Purchase by Sept. 4

Boston Calling Musical Festival is a three-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The lineup includes Alabama Shakes, Hozier, Of Monsters and Men, Chromeo, Walk the Moon, Father John Misty, Misterwives, Daughter, Fidlar, Doomtree, Grizfolk, Dirty Bangs and more. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free.

BSO Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO)
Saturday, November 14
12:00 noon
$22/Adult (FREE for children under 18)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 15

The BSO's Family Concert Series provides engaging, age-appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for children ages 3-8 and their families. BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall.

BSO Family

Currier, Beethoven and Brahms
Saturday, October 10
8:00 pm
$54/ 1st balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 10

Program includes Currier's Divisions (BSO co-commission); Beethoven's Piano Concert No. 3; and Brahms Symphony No. 2. With Andris Nelsons, conductor; and Paul Lewis, Piano.

David Sedaris

David Sedaris
Wednesday, October 14
8:00 p.m.
$55/1st balcony center
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 11

One of America’s preeminent humorists and a Celebrity Series favorite. Sedaris is a must. "David Sedaris's deeply satisfying essays bring to mind Anthony Trollope, P.G. Wodehouse, Alice Munro, and Woody Allen, sometimes in the same paragraph" (The New York Times). "Sedaris belong on any list of people writing in English at the moment who are revising our ideas about what's funny" (The San Francisco Chronicle).

Little Mermaid

Disney's The Little Mermaid
Sunday, December 6
2:00 pm
$34/mezzanine (reg. $37)
Strand Theatre, Dorchester, MA
Purchase by November 5

Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World." Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order in the ocean’s depths.


Elf: The Musical
Sunday, November 22
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 16

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. Featuring songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah (Handel and Haydn Society)
Sunday, November 29
$46/2nd Balcony (reg. $52)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 29

A tradition for 162 years—make it yours! H+H's 2014 Messiah was "triumphant," raved The Hub Review. "One of the finest Messiahs to be heard in Boston in many a year. … Christophers has brought the H+H Chorus to a sublime peak. None can boast the interpretative subtlety and expressive precision that is now the standard at H+H." With Harry Christophers, conductor; Period Instrument Orchestra and Handel and Haydn Society Chorus. Join the Handel and Haydn Society for their Bicentennial Year~!

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 5, 11:00 a.m. (Kids performance) $41/2nd balcony

  • Sunday, December 6, 7:30 pm $42/2nd balcony

  • Sunday, December 13, 3:00 pm $51/2nd balcony

Jack J

Jack DeJohnette Trio (jazz)
Friday, December 4
8:00 pm
$37 (reg. $42)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by November 5

In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. The Jack DeJohnette Trio represents the prestigious lineage of today's great jazz families with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matt Garrison and explores open improvisation, as well as their own compositions. "Jack DeJohnette generally is regarded as one of the finest living jazz drummers, a limber musical thinker and technical dynamo, one who challenges tradition by pushing outward while digging in" (The Los Angeles Times).


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Sunday, November 22
5:00 pm
$62/2nd balcony (reg. $65)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 22

Hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by The Los Angeles Times, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of fifteen of jazz music's finest soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. Count on a powerfully swinging experience! "A heady mélange of soulful lyricism, brash dissonance, festive rhythms and unbridled swing, it proved hard to resist" (The Washington Post).

Lang Lang

Lang Lang
Sunday, October 25
3:00 p.m.
$62/balcony(reg. $65).
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 25

Program includes J.S. Bach's Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971; Tchaikovsky's The Seasons; and Chopin's Four Scherzos. "The ebullient Lang Lang is maturing as an artist…his playing is refined, almost severe. He has an intelligent way of shaping phrases, controlling dynamics, varying articulations . . . a captivating performance, the kind that you remember as much for its quiet stretches as for its wow factor" (The New Yorker).


Liszt, Chin & Schumann
Saturday, November 7
$49/ 1st Balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 8

Program includes Liszt's Totentanz, for piano and orchestra; Chin's Mannequin; and Schumann's Symphony No. 3, Rhenish. Ken-David Masur conducting, and featuring pianist Louis Lortie.

Staples Osbourne

Mavis Staples and Joan Osbourne/Solid Soul
Saturday, November 7
$62/balcony (reg. $65)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 8

From her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, when she was on top of the charts with songs like the 1972 #1 hit "I’ll Take You There", to her recent albums with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been a leader in American music for six decades. The "Solid Soul" tour marks her first tour collaboration with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne, the widely celebrated singer-songwriter who dominated Top 40 radio with her hit song "One of Us" and whose albums have garnered seven Grammy nominations. "Mavis Staples will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest gospel singers of all time…"(The Current). "…Osborne's compositional, arranging and vocal talents take the listener on a classy, beautiful realized music journey" (American Songwriter).


Nitro Circus
Sunday, October 11
2 options! Balcony 308, $37 (reg. $39) OR
Balcony 315, $47 (reg. $49) TD Garden, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 11

The world's greatest live action sports event returns to North America this fall with an all-new show. Nitro Circus Live's latest creation takes things to another level, as the best athletes in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX and more will unite for an all-new production. Starring 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana, the tour will feature unbelievable tricks, insane stunts and the craziest contraptions ever, plus a whole new repertoire of daredevil fun. Look out for a host of outrageous contraptions —including trikes, a tall bike, a lazy boy recliner and more — launching from the new jet-powered Nitro Slingshot. The entire performance will be choreographed and styled as a 1920's three-ring circus, transporting you into the past, to an eerily haunting, abandoned, derelict Big Top.


The Nutcracker (Boston Ballet)
Saturday, November 28
7:30 p.m.
$96/Orchestra (reg. $110)
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 29

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

Ringling Bros. Circus

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus: Legends
Saturday, October 17
$24/loge/club (reg. $27)
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 17

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past! See the hear pounding Riders of the Wind on horseback; the fearless Torres family racing motorcycles inside the Globe of Steel; acrobats from the China National Acrobatic Troupe performing eats of wonder atop bicycles, Chinese poles and through moving metal hoops; the soaring Solar Hawks attempting three consecutive triple somersaults on the trapeze, and more!

Snow Queen

The Snow Queen
Sunday, November 29
4:00 pm
$33/general seating (reg. $40)
New Repertory Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 29

An exciting new pop/rock musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen is a coming-of-age adventure that follows a young woman on a journey of self-discovery in a magical, wintry landscape. When her best friend Kai is put under a magic spell, Gerda must follow him to the palace of the Snow Queen. Along the way, she battles witches, encounters fantastical characters, and flies through the frozen air on a steampunk odyssey. Co-written and directed by former New Rep Artistic Director, Rick Lombardo, The Snow Queen is sure to enchant the entire family this holiday season. "A fairy-tale that rocks" (The New York Times).


This is Tango Now
Saturday, November 21
8:00 pm
$35/row M (reg. $40)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 22

Formed by renowned, Tony-winning tango artists Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo and musician Alfredo Minetti, This Is Tango Now represents a unique approach to tango, reflecting an unconditional passion for the art form. Featuring a stellar company of 12 dancers and musicians performing the world premiere of CARMEN . . . de Buenos Aires, this breathtaking new production of Carmen blends tango and flamenco with an original score based on Bizet’s beloved melodies.

West Side

West Side Story
Sunday, October 18
2:00 p.m.
$34/mezzanine (reg. $37)
Strand Theatre, Dorchester, MA
Purchase by September 18

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical.

Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott
Tuesday, November 17
$72/Balcony (reg. $75)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 16

The many-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. We are all lucky to have Yo-Yo Ma living in our era—he is simply the best. "Yo-Yo Ma did what he always does …played with a passion and intensity that few musicians in the world today can match" (The New York Times ).

Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 2015-2016 Season
TD Garden, Boston, MA.
4 games available for the 2015-2016 Season. Don't miss seeing the black and gold pride of Boston.
TD Garden, Boston.
  • Thursday, January 21 vs. Vancouver Canucks, 7:00 pm $110/Promenade

  • Sunday, February 28 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 6:30 pm $105/Balcony 326

  • Thursday, March 3 vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7:00 pm $130/Balcony 326

  • Saturday, April 9 vs. Ottawa Senators, 12:30 pm $104/Balcony 326

Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2015-2016 Season
TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
San Antonio Spurs
Sunday, November 1, 3:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 326 - $44
LA Clippers
Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 328 or Promenade - $44

Atlanta Hawks
Friday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 311 or Promenade - $33

Milwaukee Bucks
Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 328 or Promenade - $33

Washington Wizards
Friday, November 27, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 304 or Promenade - $44

Portland Trailblazers
Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 305 or Promenade - $22

Golden State Warriors
Friday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 326 or Promenade - $71

Memphis Grizzlies
Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 308 - $33

Cleveland Cavaliers
Tuesday, December 15, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 313 or Promenade - $93

Houston Rockets
Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 325 or Promenade - $44

Chicago Bulls
Friday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 320 - $44

Toronto Raptors
Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 313 or Promenade - $33

Boston Duck Tours
$30 (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! 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
$8/per person (reg $8.50/child 3-12, $12.50/adult, $10.50/senior) Saves money on everyone 3 and up!
Westford, MA
February 14-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.

Six Flags

Canobie Lake Park
$31.50 (regular $36. $27 Under 48" or over 60 years at the gate, ages 3 and under free)
Salem, NH
Open May 3 - November 1

Take on the Yankee Cannonball, Corkscrew Coaster, Psychodrome, Starblaster, Xtreme frisbee, off on the Boston Tea Party and Log Flume....have the kids check out the Alpine Swing, Boats, Helicopters, Junior Sports Cars, Carousel, Untamed Grizzly Bear Coaster! Over 85 rides, games and live entertainment and attractions. A family fun park for over a century. Great summer fun for all.

Charles Riverboat Cruise
Boston, MA
$9 (reg. $16.50 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:

Davis Farmland, Children's Discovery Farm
$18.00 (regular $19.95 -$23.95 ages 2-59. Under 2 is Free. Seniors 60+ 16.95 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!

Plimoth Plantation
$31/adult (reg. $36)
$20/child, ages 6-12(reg. $22)
Plymouth, MA
Children under 5 and under Free
Open through November 27
Tickets include Plantation, Mayflower II and Grist Mill entrance

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.

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

Six Flags

Six Flags New England
$42 (reg. $59.99/adult/at gate; $49.99/online; $49.99 under 54"; children 2 &; under Free)..
Springfield, MA

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 2015 season.


Southwick Zoo

$15 (regular $27/adult ages 13+; $18/children, 3-13 & seniors, 62+)
Mendon, MA
Open through 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.

Water Country
June 8 - September 2
$30/adult (regular 37.99 - Under 48" and Seniors 25.99)
Portsmouth, NH

Cool off! and take on....Adventure River, Black Hole & Warp 8, Double Geronimo, Dragon's Den; Giant Wavepool, Shoot and Screamer, Thunder Falls and Wild, for the kids, Olli Octopus, Pirates Lagoon, and Tahiti Tree House. New for 2012….Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror! Great summer fun for the whole family!

Whale Watch

Whale Watch Tickets (Generic Anytime in 2015 season)
$40/adult (reg. $49)
Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA
Open through late October

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
AMC Logo




No Restrictions; no expiration
Includes 2 AMC Gold, 2 small soda vouchers,
& 1 small popcorn voucher

$6.75 No expiration

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

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



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

(Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance @ MITAC
to receive the discounted ticket rate)

Children's Museum



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: $23.00
Junior Admission ages 3-11: $20.00
Senior citizens 60+ $21.00
Children under 3: FREE

Mugar Omni Theatre at:
Museum of Science

Omni Regular prices:
Adult: $10.00 (ages 12+)
Junior admission ages 3-11: $8.00
Senior citizens 60+: $9.00
Children under 3: FREE

Charles Hayden Planetarium at:
Museum of Science

Planetarium Regular prices:
Adult: $10.00 (ages 12+)
Junior admission ages 3-11: $8.00
Senior citizens 60+: $9.00
Children under 3: FREE

Peabody Essex Museum


Regular Price: $18/adult
*Does not include entry to Chinese House ($5 additional with admission)

Tea Party
$12/Child Age 4-12
Regular Price$15/Child


Shaws and Star Markets Gift Cards

MITAC offers Shaws/Star Market gift cards (also usable at Albertsons, Hornbachers, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shoppers, Shop'n Save, Cub, Farm Fresh, and ACME markets).
MITAC currently stocks $50 cards.

Other Discounts

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

Please contact the vendors directly for additional information.


*NEW* Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Laughs and Wonder
Hampshire House, Boston.

Order tickets online with promo code MITAC-FHI $40.50 (reg. $45). Ages 21+. Magic and comedy show by magicians Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer. Cost includes admission and light hors d'oeuvres before the show. Further info can be found on the link above.

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

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 800-444-2673 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 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
Use promo code AMB-MITAC for $8 tickets for C & D level tickets for the 2014-15 BPO season (Note: discount does not apply to A and B level seating). For further info contact the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at 617-236-0999, or Johny Helyar, at

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, 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:

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 or call 617-442-7444.

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 -; 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 for MIT CAMPUS customers.
Contact the Hayden Library for additional information.

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.

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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