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)
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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 is very brief, but concise and organized. Fountain while you wait is nice touch. Staff is friendly and helpful even security. Allot enough time to get to and from vehicle.
F. Samira T. · April 20, 2016
It is a very interesting exhibit. The stained glass and audio presentation are excellent. The acoustics in the globe are fun and exciting. It could be a little longer. They seem to rush groups in and out.
Tom B. · April 4, 2016
This is a great opportunity to learn about the map of the world in an audio version
Antoinette M. · April 1, 2016
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    The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    200 Massachusetts Ave.

    Boston, MA 02115

    +16174507000

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