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The Mapparium

200 Massachusetts Avenue, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA 02115-3012
+1 617-450-7000
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Discover one of Boston’s hidden cultural treasures: The Mapparium! This world-famous, three-story globe is one of the key attractions at The Mary Baker Eddy Library and has been visited by more than 10 million people since it was constructed in 1935. Brilliant colors and lights track global shifts over the past century as a rich orchestration of words, inspiring quotes, music, and LED lights illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.
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200 Massachusetts Avenue, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA 02115-3012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is interesting, as special outdated world map and the unique acoustics of the room. But pricey for what it delivers -

Thank paul r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the visit is just 10 minutes, this is an amazing experience to be able to see a glass map of the world as it was back in 1935. Located inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library, the glass map is about 30 feet long and...More

2  Thank EddieB11201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So cool walking into this glass globe because it reflects even the softest sounds. You can whisper on one end and your friend will hear you loud and clear on the other.

1  Thank JasonW11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weather was a bit poor and so we were looking for cool stuff to do indoors! This attraction was fairly cheap ($6 each) and lasts approx 20 mins. It did feel slightly rushed and as there was a big group at the time we felt...More

1  Thank NMitchell2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite an accomplishment. You walk into this glass globe and the acoustics are amazing. Not sure I would go back - but truly different. Built as part of the Christian Science church.

Thank ShakerHillBB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because my Gramma was Christian Science, I was interested in seeing the Mapparium in the Mary Baker Eddy Library at the Christian Science Church headquarters in Boston. It is located within easy walking distance of our hotel at Copley Square. The large reproduction of the...More

1  Thank moodblu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved geography and history so this was fun for me but you only had about 15-20 minutes inside. You did have the option of going through again with another tour. It's a great thing to see and I enjoyed it.

1  Thank hsr95
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I guess it's nice enough, but mostly I worried that religious people would try to recruit me to their strange sect. The map was fine, but you just go in for ten minutes and that's it - pretty much.

2  Thank Anja98ac
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is interesting, both in terms of the special historical map and the unique acoustics of the room. However, 6 dollars is a bit steep for what is essentially a 10 minute visit. Photography of any kind is not allowed for some reason.

1  Thank Yirgacheffe
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is probably the only place in the world where you can see the world from the inside out. It was built in 1939 so the world looks somewhat different today. Nonetheless the experience is stunning. You walk on a catwalk through the exact middle...More

1  Thank DebiSu Y
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