A geometric, modern building with "ICA" logo on a waterfront.
ICA Boston. Courtesy of the ICA.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA)

The Council for the Arts supports free general admission to the ICA for MIT students, faculty, and staff. 

 

As of August 2021, a promo code is required to reserve timed entry tickets through our University Membership. Please click here for information about reserving a free timed-entry ticket.

More information about the ICA

 

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students (with valid MIT Student ID) and current MIT faculty and staff (with valid MIT Employee ID)

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Gardner Museum Courtyard.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Council for the Arts at MIT provides free general admission to the Gardner Museum for MIT students, faculty, and staff. 

 

The Gardner Museum is open. Please click here for information about reserving a free timed-entry ticket. Discounted $8 tickets for non-MIT guests are available through MITAC

More information about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students (with valid MIT Student ID) and current MIT faculty and staff (with valid MIT Employee ID)

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MFA Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

The Council for the Arts at MIT provides free general admission to the Museum of Fine Arts for MIT students, faculty, and staff.

 

MIT students, faculty, and staff should present their MIT ID at the MFA ticketing desk to pick up their free general admission ticket and to purchase discounted tickets to special exhibitions. Free tickets for the Obama Portraits Tour may be reserved in person on the day of your visit, pending availability.

More information about the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students (with valid MIT Student ID) and current MIT faculty and staff (with valid MIT Employee ID)

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Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 2017.

Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO)

The Bobko BSO Ticket Fund underwrites student access to the BSO through the College Card program. MIT students: purchase your discounted $9 College Card here (regular price: $30).

 

The BSO also offers $25 tickets for patrons under 40 to select performances.

 

Read about Symphony Hall’s COVID-19 policies.

More information about the Boston Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students (with valid Student ID)

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Boston Ballet

The Council for the Arts at MIT supports discounted tickets for students to Boston Ballet performances each year. $25 MIT student tickets will be available for the following 2022-23 season performances: My Obsession (October 14), As Anticipated (November 4), The Nutcracker (December 3 & 9), Don Quixote (March 18), Our Journey (April 7), and The Sleeping Beauty (May 25). A link to purchase tickets will be sent out to the Arts Access email list approximately one month before each performance.

 

Read about the Boston Ballet’s COVID-19 policies.

More information about the Boston Ballet

 

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students (with valid Student ID)

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Harvard Art Museums.

Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums offer free admission to all students with a valid ID. Other members of the MIT community who are eligible can take advantage of the Harvard Art Museum’s local rates, which grant free admission to all Cambridge residents, free admission on Saturdays between 10am and noon to all Massachusetts residents (proof of residency required). Admission is free for all on Sundays.

More information about Harvard Art Museums

 

Eligibility: Current students with valid ID

 

Local rates are available for eligible members of the MIT community

In “Operation Epsilon,” World War II is nearing its end and 10 of Germany’s top nuclear scientists are being held as prisoners of war at a mansion in England. Credit: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
In “Operation Epsilon,” World War II is nearing its end and 10 of Germany’s top nuclear scientists are being held as prisoners of war at a mansion in England. Credit: A.R. Sinclair Photography.

Central Square Theater

Catalyst Collaborative @ MIT, a collaboration between Central Square Theater and MIT, is the nation’s only on-going partnership between a professional theater company and a world-class research institution.

Central Square Theater offers a special subscription package for MIT students, which allows students to purchase 4 tickets for $25. For more information, visit Subscriptions at Central Square Theater.

More about Central Square Theater

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students with valid MIT Student ID