School of the Museum of Fine Arts


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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School of the Museum of Fine Arts

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with SMFA?

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Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

I'm an SMFA faculty or staff member.

what's included

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Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

where can i go

There's a lot to do around SMFA. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Brattle Book Shop

    This is a book lovers dream. Brattle has an outdoor book market with racks of books for $3 - $5 and a some cool art work. This is a fun thing to do and...more
  • WardMaps

    For the map-obsessed, the MBTA-obsessed, or the Boston history-obsessed (or for those showing symptoms of all three obsessions) this place is pure heaven....more
  • Grono & Christie Jewelers

    Went in for a watch battery replacement, and the job was done in less than 5 minutes. The price was quite reasonable as well. Very friendly people!...more

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  • East Boston Piers Park

    Shhh dont tell too many people! this place is a hidden gem. if you want to see a great view of the city skyline without all the loud noise and hussle and...more
  • Jamaica Pond

    It's true. Parking can be a hassle. But then again, if there was more parking, there would be more people... I'm so grateful to have this oasis in the...more
  • Boston Underground Strength Training

    After 16 years or so of no real physical activity, I finally decided it was time to stop being so lazy and sedentary. After looking around at dozens of...more
  • Larz Anderson Park

    I love flying sport kites. Its a hobby that lets me get away from the stress of work for a few minutes or hours at a time. It can be relaxing on light...more
  • Boston Common

    Love running here in the morning, on a crisp air morning, when the pond is frozen, and snow is every where, it's just perfect. In the Fall, the falling...more

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  • Barcelona Brookline

    Great atmosphere, really great food. Definitely would advise making a reservation, though there's a bar on the left half with open seating if you're feeling...more
  • Sarma

    VERY tasty food, nice decor. We split about five dishes between the two of us. Complimentary zaatar bread: I'm not sure how I feel about this. The bread...more
  • Tasty Mo:Mo

    Outside the heart of Boston is this little hole in the wall, Tasty MoMo. You feel like you're walking into someone's kitchen the moment you step through the...more
  • Mike & Patty's

    Not much to add that that fellow yelpers haven't already shared so I'll keep it brief. You want this. You need this. They are prophets and bring you/us...more
  • Oleana Restaurant

    Oleana continues to be one of my favs in Cambridge! We had a smorgasbord of mezze plates so we got to sample a ton of dishes which is definitely the go to...more

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