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MITAC at Stata
has temporarily moved!

while the MITAC Desk
undergoes renovations this summer.

As of Tues., July 14th,
the MITAC Desk at Stata
has moved to
the Dreyfoos Lobby
in Stata —
across from the Child Care Center

(adjacent to the elevators
and the Child Care Center)
Our Hours are the same:
Open Tues-Fri., 11am-4pm
Please visit us!


Pixar

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.


Tea Party

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Tickets are valid anytime and do not expire
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
$12.00/ages 4-12 (reg. $15) Ages 3 & under are Free.
Discounted Child tickets ONLY- no Adult tickets discounted
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.


BSO Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO)
Saturday, November 14
12:00 noon
$22/Adult (FREE for children under 18)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 15

The BSO's Family Concert Series provides engaging, age-appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for children ages 3-8 and their families. BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall.


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.


Cinderella

Cinderella
Sunday, October 4
1:00pm
$125/mezzanine center
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by August 28

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of Oklahoma! and The King and I, features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago," in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.


Boston Duck Tours
$30 (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).


Lowell Spinners

Boston Red Sox


Fenway Park, Boston, MA.
Great baseball fun for the whole family!
Valid MIT or Whitehead ID required.
Visit this link to confirm game times.
Reselling tickets is strictly forbidden. Any violation of the terms could prohibit MITAC from future sales of Boston Red Sox tickets.

 

    Toronto Blue Jays
    Monday, September 7, 1:35 p.m.
    • Infield Grandstand 16
      $31.50 (reg. $63)

    • Bleacher
      Section 43: $16.50 (reg. $33)

    GO SOX!


    Baltimore Orioles
    Friday, September 25, 7:10 p.m.
    • Infield Grandstand 16
      $31.50 (reg. $63)




    GO SOX!
MITAC does not take responsibility for lost tickets. We recommend that you make a copy of your tickets after purchase.
Elf

Elf: The Musical
Sunday, November 22
1:00pm
$65/orchestra
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 16

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. Featuring songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).


Nitro

Nitro Circus
Sunday, October 11
6:00pm
2 options! Balcony 308, $37 (reg. $39) OR
Balcony 315, $47 (reg. $49) TD Garden, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 11

The world's greatest live action sports event returns to North America this fall with an all-new show. Nitro Circus Live's latest creation takes things to another level, as the best athletes in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX and more will unite for an all-new production. Starring 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana, the tour will feature unbelievable tricks, insane stunts and the craziest contraptions ever, plus a whole new repertoire of daredevil fun. Look out for a host of outrageous contraptions —including trikes, a tall bike, a lazy boy recliner and more — launching from the new jet-powered Nitro Slingshot. The entire performance will be choreographed and styled as a 1920's three-ring circus, transporting you into the past, to an eerily haunting, abandoned, derelict Big Top.


Davis Farmland, Children's Discovery Farm
$18.00 (regular $19.95 -$23.95 ages 2-59. Under 2 is Free. Seniors 60+ 16.95 at the gate)
Sterling, MA
Open now-October 26

Great farm fun for everyone! Visit with farm animals; help with milking, egg collecting, bottle feeding; visit Imagine Acres, where imagination is the only limitation; explore pretend houses; shop at Bunnie's Market; visit Moo Moo's Bounce House; take a pony ride, visit Adventure Play and Spray and Adventure Land (dig for dinosaur bones and much more) ~ great fun for the whole family!



Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Day Trip featuring Tivoli Day
Saturday, September 19
$85/adult (13+) $80/child (12 and under)
Martha's Vineyard, MA
Purchase by August 28

Enjoy the breathtaking landscape of the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard and partake in celebratory Tivoli Day Festivities including live music, kids parade, kite flying, rock climbing, face painting, antique bike show and more! Tour includes deluxe Yankee Line motorcoach transportation; and roundtrip ferry to and from the Island aboard the Island Queen (ferry departs Falmouth at 10:30am and arrives Oak Bluffs 11:05am; departs Oak Bluffs 5:15pm and arrives Falmouth at 6:00pm). Upon arrival in Oak Bluffs you are on your own to enjoy Tivoli Day festivities or explore the island via bike, moped or public transportation (additional cost). Leave Hayward Lot, Cambridge at 7:00am and Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington at 7:30am; returns approx. 7:30pm Lexington and 8:00pm Cambridge.

Plimoth Plantation
$31/adult (reg. $36)
$20/child, ages 6-12(reg. $22)
Plymouth, MA
Children under 5 and under Free
Open through November 27
Tickets include Plantation, Mayflower II and Grist Mill entrance

Step back in time, and visit a 1627 English Village, as it was in the early 17th century. Learn what a pottage is; how a duck is cooked on the hearth; see cows or goats being milked; talk with a householder and hear about issues of land ownership and payment of debt, and more. Take time to explore the Wampanoag homesite, Mayflower II, Crafts Center, Nye Barn, Wampanoag education site, Colonial education site and much more. Great exploration and discovery for the whole family.


Ringling Bros. Circus

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus: Legends
Saturday, October 17
7:00pm
$24/loge/club (reg. $27)
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 17

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past! See the hear pounding Riders of the Wind on horseback; the fearless Torres family racing motorcycles inside the Globe of Steel; acrobats from the China National Acrobatic Troupe performing eats of wonder atop bicycles, Chinese poles and through moving metal hoops; the soaring Solar Hawks attempting three consecutive triple somersaults on the trapeze, and more!


Southwick

Southwick Zoo

$15 (regular $27/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 2015 season)
$40/adult (reg. $49)
Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA
Open through late October

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.


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