Abby: The Best Things in Life are Bought With a Student Discount

Right behind senior citizens, college students receive some of the best discounts. So you might as well take advantage of it while you can! Movie theatres and most retail stores offer a student discount with your BU ID.  But the best is when you find something absolutely FREE to students!  Many unexpected places offer a student discount, so I have made it a habit now to make sure I ask.  Here are some of the best discounts/student deals that I have come across:

The Boston Symphony Orchestra Card-

This one is my favorite- You have access to not only Boston Symphony Orchestra Performances, but also touring opera and ensemble concerts (and I love any excuse to dress up). The BSO had a program that offers unsold tickets to regular season shows and performances to college student for free.  They require that you have previously purchased a $25 BSO College card, but at BU Student Services located in 100 Bay State you can pick up this card for free.

Art Museums-

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston offer free admission to Boston University Students. I have been to both several times for fun and for class projects.   The MFA Boston is my favorite so far because of their large amount of Boston based artists.  But ask me tomorrow and my favorite will probably be The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for its eclectic intermixing of art and installments.  I have not visited The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston but it is next on my list.  They have reduced $10 tickets with a student ID.

Fenway Regal Cinema-

At the GSU Information Desk, BU Students can get tickets for movies that have been showing at the Fenway Regal Cinema for two weeks or more for $6.50.  If you want to see a new release, all of the Regal Cinemas in Boston have student priced tickets.


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