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We have returned to our original location
in the Gates Tower Lobby of Building 32.
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.


New England International Auto Show
January 14-18
$13 (reg.$15/adult & $6/child; ages 5 & under are free)
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 30

Located at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Seaport District, the New England International Auto Show is the premier showcase of the newest model year imported and domestic vehicles -- cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, electrics, light trucks and sport utilities. Cars to suit every budget and life style, along with dream cars like the Lotus, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and McLaren 12C! Plus test drive your automotive favorites (from Buick, Cadillac, Toyota, Chevrolet & more) at the Ride & Drive event! Come sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, kick the tires. The New England International Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family!

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.

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.

August Wilson

August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned
Sunday, March 20
$44 (reg. $75) (save $31)
Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by February 19

In this solo show, the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson shares stories about his first few jobs, a stint in jail, his lifelong friends, and his encounters with racism, music, and love as a young poet in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Directed by Todd Kreidler and featuring Eugene Lee, both longtime Wilson collaborators, this theatrical memoir charts one man's journey of self-discovery through adversity, and what it means to be a black artist in America. "Complex and surprisingly funny, a memoir of the playwright’s life, laced with the voice of the poet he always was." – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beauty & the Beast

Beauty & the Beast
Sunday, January 10
$71/orchestra Great seats!
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 4

Tale as old as time, true as it can be. Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to you! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's Beauty and the Beast!

Disney on Ice

Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove
Wednesday, Dec 30
4:00 p.m.
$24/center section 104 (reg. $27)
Agannis Arena, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 3

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt comes to your hometown! Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with a skating spectacular filled with classic Disney moments. Get tangled up in Disney's 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses: Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Tiana, Mulan and, of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the 'Circle of Life.' Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts' Army Of Cards. You won't want to miss this show full of Disney treasures to remember.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins
Sunday, February 7
3:00 p.m.
$29 (reg. $32)
Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by January 7

The street-smart Bert introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Siblings Jane and Michael are out-of-control and have sent many a nanny packing. But that is until Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she teaches the family how to value each other again. While Mary Poppins takes the children on many memorable adventures, Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she influences; even their parents will learn a lesson or two. Based on the popular books by P. L. Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film, Mary Poppins teaches us, "Anything can happen if you let it."

Nice Fish

Nice Fish
Saturday, February 6
2:00 p.m.
$74/orchestra(reg. $80)
Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA
Purchase by January 7

On a lake in frozen Minnesota, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It's the end of the fishing season, and two men are out on the ice one last time, angling for answers to life's larger questions. A play woven together from the acclaimed prose poems of Louis Jenkins, Nice Fish reflects nature with a wry surreality. As Jenkins writes, they "are after something big, something down there that is pure need, something that, had it the wherewithal, would swallow them whole." Nice Fish brings a groundbreaking collaboration to the A.R.T. and St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn.


Sunday, February 7
1:00 pm
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 30

Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, Pippin will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza" (NY1), it's unlike anything you have ever seen! Come experience Pippin, one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Following its acclaimed run at Boston's American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production comes straight from Broadway, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess). It features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces. Pippin is noted for many Broadway standards including "Corner of the Sky," "Magic To Do," "Glory," "No Time at All," "Morning Glow," and "Love Song." Join us... for a magical, unforgettable new Pippin.

Pirate Princess

The Pirate Princess
Sunday, January 3
10:00 am
$11/general seating (reg. $15)
Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA
Purchase by December 3

From the creators of the A.R.T.'s hit The Light Princess comes a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas. When a giant sea monster destroys their ship, seafaring twins Violet and Victor are separated. Lost in a world of rowdy pirates and lovesick royals, the siblings must be crafty and brave to reunite. Adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, this family musical is appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, February 6
8:00 pm
$35 (reg. $37)
Fiddlehead Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by January 7

An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.


Strauss, Dvorak, Tsontakis, & Tchaikovsky
Saturday, February 13
8:00 pm
$54/1st Balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by January 14

Completing the BSO's three-program celebration of Shakespeare's work, Andris Nelsons and BSO English horn player Robert Sheena give the world premiere of New York-based composer George Tsontakis's Sonnets, Concerto for English horn and orchestra, inspired by several of Shakespeare's poems. Tsontakis's music is dynamically expressive and architecturally satisfying. Shakespeare's tragedies inspired the other three works on the program. Tchaikovsky's alternately aggressive and love-struck Romeo and Juliet needs no introduction; much less familiar is Strauss's overtly dramatic Macbeth, the composer's first tone poem. Dvorak's Othello Overture conveys the passions of love and its darker emotions.

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night
Saturday, January 23
8:00 pm
$30 (reg. $35)
Emerson/Paramount Mainstage, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 23

In this fresh, fast-paced remix of Shakespeare's comedy, classical verse meets mayhem as two worlds collide. Olivia's puritanical household is clashing with Sir Toby's insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery, while the lovesick Orsino enlists the cross-dressing Viola to aid him in relentless pursuit of Olivia. With a radically deconstructed script and ferocious music and sound, Twelfth Night takes you on a rollercoaster through the madness of love in one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions in recent years. "A company blessed with wit, style and a touch of magic...Rock-and-roll Shakespeare’s a blast" —The Telegraph.


Weber, Henze, & Mendelssohn
Saturday, January 30
8:00 p.m.
$54/1st Balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 30

Three weeks of BSO concerts-January 28 through February 13-led by Andris Nelsons focus on music inspired by the work of William Shakespeare, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death. This program's focus is the great comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Although Weber's German magical-romantic opera Oberon wasn't based specifically on Shakespeare, it shares its subject matter and sense of mystery. More explicit is Henze's Symphony No. 8, a BSO centennial commission premiered here in 1993. The symphony aims to illustrate certain moments of the play. Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream includes his youthful Overture-the play in a nutshell-as well as the familiar Wedding March, the most famous music Mendelssohn ever wrote.

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
Chicago Bulls
Friday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 320 - $33
    Promenade - $33

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

LA Clippers
Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • Balcony 328 or Promenade - $44

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

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

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


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

Boston Celtics


Movie Discounts

Movie Discounts
AMC Logo


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

$6.75 No expiration

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



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 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

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.

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. 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 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


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 to order the discounted card. Further info: Carrissa Blackburn at 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, 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.


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 -; 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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