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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!


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.

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!

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.

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).

Little Mermaid

Disney's The Little Mermaid
Sunday, December 6
2:00 pm
$34/mezzanine (reg. $37)
Strand Theatre, Dorchester, MA
Purchase by November 5

Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World." Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order in the oceanís depths.

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! Donít 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.


Elf: The Musical
Sunday, November 22
Citi Performing Arts Center, 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 Santaís 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).

Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops - 3 Performances!
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase tickets early - this event will sell out quickly!
All concerts include the traditional Pops sing-a-long and a visit from Santa Claus.

  • Saturday, December 5, 11:00 a.m. (Kids performance) $41/2nd balcony

  • Sunday, December 6, 7:30 pm $42/2nd balcony

  • Sunday, December 13, 3:00 pm $51/2nd balcony

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!

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.

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.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Sunday, December 6
4:00 p.m.
$69.50/Orchestra (reg. $53)
Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by November 6

The original television classic comes to life! First airing in 1964, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER has become a beloved Christmas classic - capturing the hearts and wonder of generations of fans. Something magical is happening as the beloved classic soars off the screen and onto the Shubert Theatre stage this holiday season. Join us in celebrating Rudolph and come see all of your favorite characters from the special including, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, the Misfit Toys and, of course, Rudolph.

Snow Queen

The Snow Queen
Sunday, November 29
4:00 pm
$33/general seating (reg. $40)
New Repertory Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 29

An exciting new pop/rock musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen is a coming-of-age adventure that follows a young woman on a journey of self-discovery in a magical, wintry landscape. When her best friend Kai is put under a magic spell, Gerda must follow him to the palace of the Snow Queen. Along the way, she battles witches, encounters fantastical characters, and flies through the frozen air on a steampunk odyssey. Co-written and directed by former New Rep Artistic Director, Rick Lombardo, The Snow Queen is sure to enchant the entire family this holiday season. "A fairy-tale that rocks" (The New York Times).


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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