The Library joins hundreds of museums across the country, to offer free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket. Your ticket includes entrance to:
This world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe has been visited by over 10 million people since it was constructed in 1935. Be sure to be in the Hall of Ideas to start your tour and hear about the construction, history, and significance of this magnificent architectural and artistic achievement. Then traverse a thirty-foot glass bridge to the center of the world, as a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights illustrate how ideas transcend time and geography to change the world.
THE HALL OF IDEAS®
The Hall of Ideas was completed in 1934 at the height of the Great Depression. Materials were provided from around the world to fulfill architect, Chester Lindsay Churchill’s vision of a Neoclassical hall that celebrates our common heritage.
The Fountain is a modern, collaborative work by sculptor Howard Ben Tré and media designer David Small. Watch as hundreds of inspirational messages from over 3,000 years of influential thinkers bubble up from its center, spill onto the floor, and travel up the walls.
Mary Baker Eddy: An Extraordinary Life is a 10-minute film about her life, ideas, and accomplishments that were decades ahead of her time.
THE QUEST GALLERY
Follow Mary Baker Eddy’s personal quest, from a youth of obscurity, defined by chronic illness and personal loss, to a life of renown, defined by her pioneering ideas and accomplishments. Today, Mary Baker Eddy is honored in The National Women’s Hall of Fame and is regarded as one of the most successful and influential women of the nineteenth-century.
...and much more!
Visit Smithsonian magazine's website, smithsonianmag.com/museumday, to learn more about Museum Day LIVE! and to download your ticket.