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Fall foliage

Fall Foliage Trip to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Yankee Candle Co.
Saturday, October 29
$60/adult, $56/child 3-17
South Deerfield, MA
Purchase by October 14

Cost includes round-trip bus and admission to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory. Join us as we travel scenic roads to the historic Western Massachusetts Town of Deerfield, nestled in the Pioneer Valley. Our first stop will be at the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens. Marvel at the lush tropical butterfly garden inside a 4,000 square foot conservatory with over 800 native and tropical butterflies! Lunch is available (on your own) at either the Monarch Restaurant or Food Court, located at Magic Wings. The final stop of the day includes a visit to the Yankee Candle Company and its Bavarian Christmas Village and Kringle Market. Bus leaves Cambridge at 7:00am and Linc. Lab at 7:30am; returns approx. 5:30pm, Linc. Lab and 6:00pm in Cambridge.


MITAC Grilling

MITAC Presents: Healthy and Safe Grilling with Lisa Lamme
Tuesday, June 21
12:00noon - 1:00pm
$11/pp
MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA
Purchase by June 10

Stop killing with bad grilling!! Our leader is Lisa Lamme, owner of Gypsy Kitchen Gourmet & Cheese Shop in Quincy, MA (Best of Boston Award). Lisa has appeared on NBC'S Today Show, The Food Network and Chronicle and has authored articles for USA Today, The Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan, Entrepreneur, Boston Magazine, Bon Appetite and Food & Wine. Learn safe grilling with your charcoal or propane grill. Learn how to add flavor to grilled foods by using different woods. Participants will also learn about marinades, sauces, dry rubs and herbs to enhance grilled meats, fish, shellfish and veggies. Handouts and recipes will be provided. The Gypsy Kitchen: Transform Almost Nothing into Something Delicious with Not-So-Secret Ingredients will be available for purchase as well as the famous Gypsy Kitchen hot sauce "Gypsy Juice." Organized by the MITAC Programming Committee.


   

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.


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.



An American in Paris

An American in Paris
Sunday, October 30
6:30pm
$90/orchestra
Citi Wang Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 30

The new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! The New York Times raves, "An American in Paris is a triumph! Pure joy!" and The Wall Street Journal declares, "Once you've seen it, you'll find it hard to settle for less ever again."


Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys
Sunday, October 9
6:30 p.m.
$97/Orchestra
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 2

"Too good to be true!" raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide–all before they were 30! Jersey Boys, winner of the 2006 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don’t Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You." "It will run for centuries!" (Time Magazine).


A Sunday in the Park with George

A Sunday in the Park with George
Saturday, October 1
8:00pm
$61/Section B (reg. $70)
Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 2

Stephen Sondheim's stunning masterpiece centers on enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and "the art of making art." One of the most acclaimed musicals ever, this Pulitzer Prize winner features a glorious score, with the songs "Finishing the Hat," "Putting it Together," and "Move On," and is directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music). "An audacious and touching work with a lovely, wildly inventive score" (The New York Times).



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

  • Bleacher
    Section 42: $44/ticket
Arizona Diamondbacks
Sunday, August 14, 1:35 p.m.
  • Right Field Roof Box
    Section 41: $66/ticket

  • Bleacher
    Section 38, $36/ticket
Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, July 9, 4:05 p.m.

  • 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

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

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

  • Bleacher
    Section 42, $22/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.


Butterfly Place

Butterfly Place & Garden
$8/per person (Saves on 3 and up!)
Westford, MA
February 14-October 31(Closed Easter)

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
$34 (regular $38-saves on 48" and up and under age 60)
Salem, NH
Open April 30-Oct. 30

Take on the Yankee Cannonball, Corkscrew Coaster, Psychodrome, Starblaster, Xtreme frisbee, Wipeout.....cool 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. $18 adult, $14 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 14 through October 10 at:
10:00am
11:15am
12:30pm
1:45pm
3:00pm
4:15pm


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.


Provincetown Fast Ferry
Boston, MA
$72 (regular $88)
Open May 16-October 10

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


Six Flags

Six Flags New England
$45 Saves on ages 3 and up! (reg. $61.99/adult/at gate; $51.99/online; 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 2016 season.


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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