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Bonsai

Introduction to Bonsai Design
Tuesday, May 31
1:00 - 2:00 pm
$15/pp
E51- 149, MIT Campus, Cambridge
Purchase by May 13

Lecture/demonstration. A one-hour demonstration with New England Bonsai Gardens illustrating the basics of bonsai care, design and technique. The first part of the lecture is a brief discussion about care, history and basic techniques. This is followed by a hands-on bonsai demonstration- where nursery stock is transformed into bonsai. Questions and audience participation are encouraged. A lively presentation, always pleasing results. Cost includes talk, light refreshments, and gift bag.



EH Chocolate

Chocolate Class Demonstration with EH Chocolatier
Thursday, May 19
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$50/pp
Somerville, MA
Purchase by May 6

Chocolate Class includes: Beyond the Bar. Discover the secrets of making a remarkable chocolate bonbon or truffle in EH Chocolatierís Beyond the Bar Demonstration Class. Expert chocolatiers reveal the process behind the products in this step-by-step class where you get to sit back, relax, observe and (of course) ~ taste! Get a sneak peek at how EH Chocolatier crafts its confections. Discussion includes how to choose a chocolate, how to put flavors together, and the finishing touches that make these chocolates so special all while demonstrating making ganache, framing, cutting and dipping. Tasting and sampling an assortment of fresh chocolates and confections included from EH Chocolatiers ~ voted Best Chocolate in the U.S. (Food and Wine magazine). Note: Tour requires walking up a few steps to the chocolate class demonstration. Organized by the MITAC Programming Committee.


Music Library

MIT Music Library Tour and Talk w/ MIT Music Librarian Peter Munstedt
Friday, May 20
2:00pm -3:00pm
14E-109, MIT Campus
Free! MUST SIGN UP WITH MIT ID
Sign up by May 6

Did you know that MIT has a music library? Come tour the Lewis Music Library (14E-109) and find out why this is such a popular place on campus. Renovated in 1996, this library features a striking architecture and an impressive collection of music consisting of 36,000 scores, 15,000 books, and 20,000 recordings. The library collects a wide range of music including classical, world, jazz, popular, folk, electronic, and film music. During the tour, you will have an opportunity to listen to various kinds of music from Handel to HipHop. You will also see hidden treasures from the library's Special Collections. Space is limited.


   

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.


Green City

Starting Your Garden: Gardening for Everyone
Thursday, May 12
1:00 - 2:00 pm
$20/pp
E51- 149, MIT Campus, Cambridge
Purchase by May 6

With "Getting Started" Container Farming 101, by Jessie Benhazl of Green City Growers (linked above). From raised beds to pots and everything in between, learn the ins and outs of successfully growing vegetables and fruits in small spaces and unconventional containers. Everything you need to know about setting up for success-location, design, light, containers. Learn about choosing your edible plants and the planting methods-goals, seasons, crop mapping, seeds and starts, where to get your plants and soil mix. Cost includes light refreshments and gift bags.


Tea

Summer Afternoon Tea in the McLaurin Room
Friday, June 24
2:15pm-3:30pm
$22/pp
McLaurin Room 10-300, MIT Campus
Purchase by June 10

Spend a relaxing summer's afternoon with fine tea, treats and conversation at the MITAC Afternoon Tea. Start off your journey with seasonal treats, selected from the the best of what's on the market and prepared by our very own MIT Chef Tim Healy. Menu includes a variety of Tea Sandwiches, Scones, Sweets & Petit Fours. And of course, a variety of tea bags for your tasting pleasure! You may wish to wear tea attire to complement your tea experience! Tea hats are optional. Organized by the MITAC Programming Committee.


Symphony Hall Tour

Symphony Hall Art & Architecture Tour
Saturday, June 18
2:00 p.m.
$11
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by May 27

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of America's premier concert hall. Experienced members of the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers unfold the history and traditions of the Boston Symphony Orchestra-its musicians, conductors, and supporters-as well as offer information about the Hall. Tours include viewing of public spaces in Symphony Hall, as well as select behind-the-scenes areas when available. Tours begin at the Massachusetts Avenue lobby entrance and last approximately one hour.


Taza

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.





Matilda

Matilda
Sunday, June 26
6:30 pm
$82/orchestra
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by May 13

Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda continues to thrill sold out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London's West End. The Wall Street Journal says, "The makers of Matilda have done the impossible: triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun." "Welcome to the deliriously amusing, heartwarming, headspinning world of Matilda The Musical. You won't want to leave."Bloomberg News.



Matilda

Matilda
Sunday, June 26
6:30 pm
$82/orchestra
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by May 13

Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda continues to thrill sold out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London's West End. The Wall Street Journal says, "The makers of Matilda have done the impossible: triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun." "Welcome to the deliriously amusing, heartwarming, headspinning world of Matilda The Musical. You won't want to leave."Bloomberg News.

 


MITAC Red Sox tickets for 2016:

Reminder: Please photocopy your tickets after purchase from MITAC. If your tickets are lost or stolen, use the photocopy and contact the Red Sox ticket office for deactivation and replacement. MITAC is unable to replace lost or stolen tickets.
Seattle Mariners
Sunday, June 19, 1:35 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 41: $66/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 42, $36/ticket
Arizona Diamondbacks
Sunday, August 14, 1:35 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 41: $66/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 38, $36/ticket
Los Angeles Angels
Saturday, July 2, 7:15 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 41: $82/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 42: $44/ticket

Kansas City Royals
Sunday, August 28, 1:35 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 41: $60/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 41: $33/ticket

Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, July 9, 4:05 p.m.
  • Right Field Box
    Section 39: $82/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 42, $44/ticket
Baltimore Orioles
Wednesday, September 14, 7:10 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 39: $38/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 42, $22/ticket
Minnesota Twins
Saturday, July 23, 7:10 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 39: $82/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 39: $44/ticket

Toronto Blue Jays
Saturday, October 1, TBD

David Ortiz's Last Weekend at Fenway!

  • Bleacher
    Section 41: $33/ticket

GO SOX!!

Boston Duck Tours
$30 (reg. Adult $37.50, Student (12+)/ Senior (62+)/ Military - $31 -These prices don't include $2/ticket online ordering, or 5% CCF fees)
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 March 21-November from both the Prudential Center and the Museum of Science. Tours are offered in 7 other languages including German, French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese (departing from the Prudential Center location starting April 1st). Exchange discount ticket at the ticket booth (preferably early morning on preferred tour date) for date/time specific ticket.


Southwick

Southwick Zoo

$15 (regular $25/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.


Whale Watch

Whale Watch Tickets (Generic Anytime in 2016 season)
$43 (reg. $51.45/adult)
Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA
Open through November 20

Open March 26-Nov. 20. Via Boston Harbor Cruises. 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



$9.50


NOT VALID FOR ANY DISNEY MOVIE (Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, etc) No expiration



$6.75 No expiration
$12

Valid at Reading and Natick locations. No expiration. INCLUDES 3D Glasses if needed.

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


 


$9.00


No restrictions; no expiration

showcase cinema logo
$8.75 No restrictions; no expiration.
Note: Tickets not valid @ Chestnut Hill.
At certain Showcase locations, on “Bargain Tuesday," ticket prices may be anywhere from $7.50 to $8.50 and may be cheaper than MITAC’s discounted tickets.


Museum Discounts


Museum Discounts

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

Children's Museum

 $9 Saves on age 1+

Regular prices:
Adults (16-64): $16.00
Seniors(65+): $16.00
Children (1-15): $16.00
Children under one are FREE!

Harvard MNH

 $7.50 Saves on age 3+

Regular prices:
Adults (18-64): $12.00
Seniors(65+) & Non-Harvard Students: $10.00
Children (3-18): $8.00
Children under 3 are FREE!

ISG Museum

 $6 Saves on age 18+

Regular prices:
Adults (18-64): $15.00
Seniors(65+): $14.00
Children (1-17): Free!
College Students with valid ID- $5
*Valid MIT ID gets in free!*

New England Aquarium  $11.00 Saves on age 3+

Regular prices:
Adult: $26.95
Junior Admission ages 3-11: $17.95
Senior Citizens: $24.95
Children under 3: FREE

Museum of Science  $7.00 Saves on age 3+

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
 $6.00 Saves on age 3+

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
 $6.00 Saves on age 3+

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

 $10 Saves on age 17+

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

Peabody MAE

$8.50 Saves on age 3+

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


Shaws

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).
*THESE ARE NOT DISCOUNTED GIFT CARDS*
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.


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. Call our BJ's rep at 978-774-4370 for additional info.


Bose Corporation Logo

Great discounts on Bose products (10-30% off) for current MIT employees and students with your MIT ID (Note: Bose verifies your eligibility to receive the MIT discount). 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 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 2015-16 Season
Use promo code AMB-MITAC for $8 tickets for C & D level tickets for the 2015-16 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 jhelyar@bostonphil.org.


CLF

Cambridge Local First Card

Cambridge Local First (independent Locally-owned businesses in Cambridge) offers 50% off to the MIT Community on their Cambridge Local First Card ($10, reg. $20). The card extends discounts to many area businesses in Cambridge, including the Middle East, local Jazz concerts, Trademark Tours (City Wine Tour, etc.). Use the following custom link http://www.cambridgelocalfirst.org/mit-community-membership to order the discounted card. Further info: Carrissa Blackburn at Carrissa@cambridgefirstlocal.org or 857-998-7392.


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.


Illusion

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.


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.


 

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

10% discount on Saturday tours (1pm) for the MIT Community (discount code MIT10). 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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