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    at Mary Baker Eddy Library

    March 28, 2015 - January 4, 2022



    Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe — one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.

    The Library is also showing a complementary exhibit, “The Mapparium: An Inside View,” featuring never before made public letters, documents, and artifacts showcasing the construction, history, and significance of this magnificent architectural and artistic achievement.

    Learn more about the history of the Mapparium and its architect, Chester Lindsay Churchill. Explore how the 1935 world map inside the Mapparium, which has never been updated, serves as a remarkable snapshot of both geographic and global history. Discover major changes in the world since 1935 such as Africa’s movement from colonial rule to independence and learn more about how global change happens.

    Mary Baker Eddy Library

    200 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    General Admission: $6
    Seniors (62+), Students (with ID), Youth (6-17): $4
    Children under 6 and Library donors: Free
    Groups: Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Monday Closed

    The Mapparium® is available for view on
    a tour only. Tours of the Mapparium run
    every 20 minutes, lasting 15-20 minutes.
    The first tour of the day starts at 10:20 a.m.,
    and the last tour starts at 4:00 p.m.

    Phone: 617-450-7000


    Limited $10 parking is available to visitors of the Library with ticket validation. Please validate your parking ticket at reception when you exit the Library. Entrance to the underground lot is near the intersection of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues, next to Horticultural Hall. Paid public parking garages are also available in the Prudential Center and on Westland Avenue (near Symphony Hall), and there is limited street parking in the area.

    Free 3-hour bus parking is available on Huntington Avenue, Westbound, adjacent to the Christian Science Plaza. Drop off at Library entrance. Please do not idle buses on Huntington Avenue.

    Accessibility Information:

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