The Mapparium

The Mary Baker Eddy Library

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The three-story stained-glass globe hosts a musical presentation inside the sphere, complete with LED lights

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Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid with any other offers. Valid for admission into the Mapparium, Quest Gallery and other exhibits. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $12 for admission for up to four ($24 value)
  • $9 for admission for two ($12 value)

The Mapparium®

Few museum exhibits can say they turn the world inside out. And yet that's exactly what happens at the Mapparium, The Mary Baker Eddy Library's most famous sight. Its three-story-high stained-glass globe is emblazoned with a map of the world in 1935, meant to be viewed from the inside. After guests enter the globe through a gangway, glittering LED lights bring its bright, vibrant colors to life during a presentation on the history of ideas and their spread throughout the world. Another bonus: the acoustics of the globe make it a whispering gallery, meaning that visitors standing at either entrance can communicate with each other by speaking in a low voice or burping a message in Morse code.

Customer Reviews

It's pretty cool. You could park at the parking garage right by the church.
Gloria M. · April 9, 2015
Great hidden gem in Boston. Great visit great adjoining library. Only about an hour or so needed for the visit.
P J. · March 8, 2015
Ir is a great experience especially for map and history lovers!
Maria T. · February 14, 2015

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