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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!

Boston Duck Tours
$30 (Adult tickets only. Reg. $36.74 in person - $38.74 online)
Boston, MA

Operating from the Prudential Center, Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium. 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: tours offered in 7 other languages including German, French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese (departing from the Prudential Center
location ).

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.

Charles Riverboat Cruise
Boston, MA
$9 (reg. $16.50 adult, $13 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 through October at:

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!

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.

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.

Provincetown Fast Ferry
Boston, MA
$72 (regular $79-$83)
Open May 16-October 13

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.


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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