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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

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.




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.



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 Pops

Boston Pops: The Pops Plays the Beatles
Thursday, May 14
8:00pm
$52/1st balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by April 10

Fifty years ago, four lads from Liverpool changed the course of popular music forever. As one of the most successful musical collaborations in history, The Fab Four published over 200 songs and became worldwide icons in ten years of music-making. Hear the music of The Beatles as you’ve never heard it before with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


Boston Pops

Boston Pops: Singin' in the Rain
Saturday, May 9
8:00pm
$60/1st balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by April 10

Topping the American Film Institute's list of 25 Greatest Movie Musicals of all time, this film masterpiece comes to life with live orchestral accompaniment and award-winning on-screen performances by Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. "To see the glorious MGM music performed live makes it a nonce-in-a-lifetime viewing experience" (Musical Theatre Review).


Boston Pops

Boston Pops: Sondheim on Sondheim
Thursday, June 11
8:00pm
$52/1st balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by May 8

Hailed as a "revelatory revue full of wonderful moments" an a "funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist," the world premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim In Concert, for the first time ever with a full symphony orchestra, is not to be missed! Experience the show with lush new orchestra arrangements of his work sung by Broadway stars and fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center. This delightful and intimate revue of the life and work of Stephen Sondheim is told in his own words via film, the live performers, and his music.


Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots
Sunday, August 16
6:30 pm
$72.50/mezzanine
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by July 10

Broadway's new high-heeled hit is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper has made history with Kinky Boots as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score! Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father's nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. Together they discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Book by Harvey Fierstein.

Last Two

The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville
Saturday, May 23
7:30 pm
$47/center section (reg. $85)
American Repertory Theater, Boston, MA
Purchase by April 23

Starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac. It's the end of the world as we know it. A flood of biblical proportions leaves us with only two people on Earth who discover their common language is song and dance. Together they chronicle the rise and fall and hopeful rise again of humankind through music that runs the gamut from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, and R.E.M. to Queen. Purchase tickets early to this nearly sold-out performance.


Newsies

Newsies
Sunday, June 28
6:30 pm
$83.00/Mezzanine seating
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by May 15

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it "A musical worth singing about!" (The New York Times). Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what's right…and staying true to who you are.

Lowell Spinners Boston Red Sox
Fenway Park, Boston, MA.
Great baseball fun for the whole family!
Tickets go on sale Thurs., April 9, 11am at MITAC.
MIT ID required. Limit 8 tickets per person.
Visit this link to confirm game times.

 

Atlanta Braves
Tuesday, June 16, 4:05 p.m.
  • Infield Grandstand 16
    $58/ticket

  • Bleacher Section 41, $30/ticket
Seattle Mariners
Friday, August 14, 7:10 p.m.
  • Right Field Box
    Section 88: $66/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 43: $36/ticket
Detroit Tigers
Friday, July 24, 7:10 p.m.
  • Right Field Box
    Section 87: $82/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 41: $44/ticket

Kansas City Royals
Friday, August 21, 7:10 p.m.
  • Right Field Box
    Section 87: $66/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 41: $36/ticket

Chicago White Sox
Monday, July 27, 7:10 p.m.
  • Right Field Box
    Section 90: $55/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 43, $30/ticket
Toronto Blue Jays
Monday, September 7, 1:35 p.m.
  • Infield Grandstand
    Section 16: $63/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 43, $33/ticket
Tampa Bay Rays
Friday, July 31, 7:10 p.m.
  • Right Field Box
    Section 88: $66/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 41: $36/ticket

Baltimore Orioles
Friday, September 25, 7:10 p.m.
  • Infield Grandstand
    16: $63/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 41: $33/ticket

GOOD LUCK…GO SOX!!

Lowell Spinners Lowell Spinners (Single A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox)
LeLacheur Park, Lowell, MA.
Great baseball fun for the whole family!
  • Saturday, June 27, 5:05pm vs. Aberdeen IronBirds $9/reserved box seats. Purchase by May 28

  • Saturday, July 25, 5:05pm vs. Auburn Doubledays $7/reserved bleacher seats. Purchase by June 25

  • Saturday, August 15, 5:05pm vs. Tri City Valley Cats $7/reserved seats. Purchase by July 16

Revolution

New England Revolution Soccer
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA.
All tickets are in Section 139.

  • Saturday, May 23, 7:30pm vs. DC United $20/Category 3 tickets (reg. $27).
    Purchase by April 23

  • Sunday, May 31, 7:00pm vs. Los Angeles Galaxy $20/Category 3 tickets (reg. $27). Purchase by April 30

  • Saturday, August 1, 7:30pm vs. Toronto FC $20/Category 3 tickets (reg. $27). Purchase by July 2

  • Saturday, September 26, 7:05pm vs. Philadelphia Union $20/Category 3 tickets (reg. $27). Purchase by August 27

2014 - 2015 Ski Lift Discount Tickets

Attitash (Bartlett, NH) Wildcat (Pinkham Notch, NH) (reg. $75)
(Adult Anytime)
$63
Wachusett (Princeton, MA reg $63)
(Adult Anytime)
Commuter Rail Access
$55
Wachusett Beginners (reg $99)
(Ski/Snowboard Rental/Lesson/Lower Lift)
Commuter Rail Access
$76
Note: "Regular Price" is the cost of a full-day adult ski lift pass for the retail price on the weekend & holiday. Certain lifts may offer student, child, & senior lift tickets at a cheaper rate, in addition to weekday, partial-day or night rate lift tickets at a significant discount. Please check the specific ski mountain website for prices.

 

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

Operating from the Prudential Center (only) on weekends (only) the remainder of the season. 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.


2014 - 2015 Ski Lift Discount Tickets

Attitash (Bartlett, NH) Wildcat (Pinkham Notch, NH) (reg. $75)
(Adult Anytime)
$70
Wachusett (Princeton, MA reg $63)
(Adult Anytime)
Commuter Rail Access
$55
Wachusett Beginners (reg $99)
(Ski/Snowboard Rental/Lesson/Lower Lift)
Commuter Rail Access
$76
Note: "Regular Price" is the cost of a full-day adult ski lift pass for the retail price on the weekend & holiday. Certain lifts may offer student, child, & senior lift tickets at a cheaper rate, in addition to weekday, partial-day or night rate lift tickets at a significant discount. Please check the specific ski mountain website for prices.

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

 

Movie Discounts




Movie Discounts
AMC Logo


 Gold
 Movie
 Bundle


$8.50

$27


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 at all. 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

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

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: $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

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

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

 $9

Regular Price: $18/adult
*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

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.


Illusion

*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 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 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 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 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.


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 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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MIT Activities Committee
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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