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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea with the Vintage Tea and Cake Company
Sunday, May 21
2:00pm
$28/pp
W20 Student Center Dining Room 3, MIT Campus
Purchase by May 5

Spend a relaxing afternoon with fine tea, treats and conversation at the MITAC Afternoon Tea with the Vintage Tea & Cake Company. Guests will be provided with a traditional afternoon tea with a menu of scrumptious sandwiches, classic scones, and delicious desserts, paired with the finest selection of loose teas, all beautifully presented on a collection of elegant vintage china. The Kensington Menu includes choice of Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Sandwiches or Cheese & Onion sandwiches; Scones served with Jam and Butter; Butter Cookies dipped in Chocolate, filled with jam or ganache; Lemon Squares; Mini Fruit Tarts; and choice of two Teas. You may wish to wear tea attire to complement your tea experience! Tea hats are optional. Organized by the MITAC Programming Committee.


Kings Bowling Discounts
$16/pp- Ticket includes 2 games of bowling and Shoe Rental
Various MA locations
(reg. $18/pp, before 6pm; $20/pp/after 6pm)

Kings, "The Classy Bowling Joint," focuses on rekindling the fun and escape of bowling by creating a memorable entertainment experience, emphasizing good comfort food, great music & more! Valid at any MA Location (Boston, Burlington, Dedham, and Lynnfield). Valid anytime. No expiration. Award-winning fun year after year! Certificate of Excellence Winner, Trip Advisor; 2016 Diamond Award Winner; Best of Boston & more! Challenge your friends, family, colleagues to some great games at the lanes!


MIT Sailing Pavilion Tour

MIT Sailing Pavilion Tour
Wednesday, August 9
12:00 Noon
Free (Sign up with your ID at MITAC)
MIT Sailing Pavilion, Campus
Purchase by July 28

Tour the historic MIT Sailing Pavilion, birthplace of college sailing. During the 75th anniversary year, the Wood Sailing Pavilion received significant upgrades which included dock and cosmetic improvements. Learn about the state of the art floating docks, new carbon fiber Tech dinghies, and historical lobby/shore school area, where many World, Olympic, and America's Cup champions learned their first knots.


Skywalk Observatory
$12 (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.


Tall Ships

Tall Ships
Saturday, June 17
6:00pm
$39/pp (reg. 47.25)
Long Wharf North, Boston, MA
Purchase by May 12

See the breathtaking Tall Ships on a 90-minute viewing cruise~ in Boston again for 2017! A leisurely cruise around the inner harbor to view each of the ships in her berth, from the Charlestown Navy Yard to East Boston and the Seaport.


Taza

Taza Chocolate Tours

$5 (regular $8) 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.




Boston By Foot
$8.50 (Adult- reg. $13-$15)
Boston, MA
Exchange ticket in person at the tour departure location (found here!) - No reservations by phone or online. Tours do not sell out.

Learn about Boston's history and architectural heritage with a walking tour from Boston by Foot ~ a Boston tradition since 1976! Valid for any of the 9 regularly scheduled Boston by Foot Tours, April-November. Walking tours include Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Boston by Little Feet, Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered, Road to Revolution, The Dark Side of Boston, The Heart of the Freedom Trail, the Hub of Literary America, & the North End. Note: Tickets are not valid for any Special Tours, Architecture Cruises, or Holiday Tours. Tours run rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. A Certificate of Excellence Winner (Trip Advisor). Tickets do not expire.


Boston Duck Tours
$31 (reg. Adult $42, 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.


Butterfly Place

Butterfly Place & Garden
$8/per person (Saves on 3+)
Westford, MA
February 14-October 9

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.


Tourist Trolley Bus

The Old Town Trolley Tours - $32/adult (reg. $40.95 at the booth, $36.86 online)

  • $7/Children 3-12 (reg. $19.95 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.


Southwick

Southwick Zoo

$16 (regular $25/adult ages 13+; $20/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 2017 season)
$45(reg. $53/adult)
Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA
Open through November 19

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.



Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland
Sunday, August 13
6:30 pm
$97/mezzanine
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by July 14

Finding Neverland is Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical! This breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart" (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it’s a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).


Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Sunday, June 4
6:30pm
$85/orchestra & mezzanine (reg. $95)
Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by May 5

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is "groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time" (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.



Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 2017 Season
Fenway Park, Boston, MA


Los Angeles Angels
Saturday, June 24, 7:15 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 35: $86/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 41, $49/ticket
Chicago White Sox
Sunday, August 6, 1:35 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 39: $73/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 41, $41/ticket
Toronto Blue Jays
Monday, July 17, 7:10 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 35: $66/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 43: $37/ticket

Baltimore Orioles
Saturday, August 26, 4:05 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 39: $73/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 43: $41/ticket

Kansas City Royals
Friday, July 28, 7:10 p.m.
  • Bleacher
    Section 41, $41/ticket
Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, September 9, 7:10 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 35: $66/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 41: $37/ticket
Cleveland Indians
Wednesday, August 2, 7:10 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 35: $59/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 43: $33/ticket

Houston Astros
Saturday, September 30, 4:05 pm

  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 41: $66/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 42: $37/ticket

GO SOX!!
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.


New England Revolution

New England Revolution v. LA Galaxy
Saturday, July 22
7:30pm
$30/side seating (reg. $43)
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Purchase by June 16

See Jermaine Jones' return to Foxborough as the New England Revolution (participants in five MLS Cup Finals in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2014) take on the L.A. Galaxy at Gillette Stadium! Parking at Gillette Stadium for Revolution games is free and lots open 2 hours before kickoff. Grab your grill and soccer ball for some pre-game tailgating, followed by the game at Gillette Stadium!


Movie Discounts

Movie Discounts
AMC Logo



$9.00


NOT VALID IN CA, NJ, NY 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 expiration; some restrictions may apply.

showcase cinema logo
$9.25 No expiration; some restrictions may apply.
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
*Free admission with valid student, staff, or faculty MIT ID!*

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

 $11 Saves on age 17+

Regular Price: $20/adult
*Does not include entry to Chinese House ($5 additional with admission)

Peabody MAE

$7.50 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

Now available to the MIT community. $10/annually (reg. $223.44) ~ save 95% off the regular rate) for
new subscriptions only (not applicable for renewals). Use the link above to sign up for discounted access to the Boston Globe Online. Now open to the entire MIT Community!


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 2016-17 Season
Use promo code AMB-MITAC for $8 tickets for C & D level tickets for the 2016-17 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 Adrienne Eby aeby@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.


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.

  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory has several free general admission to the Museum of Fine Arts. The passes may be obtained from: Alicia Laduke, ladukea@ll.mit.edu, or by calling Ext. 8710, on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Note: MFA passes at Lincoln Laboratory are for Lincoln Laboratory employees only, and are not available to MIT campus employees.
  • 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.

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.


Paris Crepe

Paris Creperie

10% discount with your employee or student MIT ID, or Lincoln Laboratory ID, at the cafe. Mouth-watering crepes from veggies to sweet!


Photo Walks of Boston

Photo Walks of Boston
20% off with your MIT ID. $32 (reg. $40). Explore Boston from a different angle  Learn how to take amazing pictures in less than 2 hours on a photography walking tour with historical commentary


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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Community Services Office
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Stata Center
Building 32 Lobby
Tues-Fri 11am-4pm
(617) 253-7990
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LL-A-109
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MIT Activities Committee
mitac-office@mit.edu
Community Services Office
Institute Events
Stata Center
Building 32 Lobby
Tues-Fri 11am-4pm
(617) 253-7990
Lincoln Laboratory
LL-A-109
Thurs-Fri 11am-4pm
(781) 981-6130