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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...more
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Stumbled upon this gem and go glad we did. Located as an exhibit inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library. An amazing exhibit 3 stories in height, a glass globe seen from the inside via a suspended bridge. Our guide, Joan told the history of Mary...More
This is located in the original building that housed the Christian Science Publications. The globe is a 3 story, stained glass reproduction of the map in 1935. You walk in on a glass bridge so you are inside the globe and get an interesting perspective...More
Well, worth the short wait to see the Mapparium! We did this as a family and it is still one of our favorite things we did in Boston. At the end of the short presentation in the Mapparium you have a couple minutes to just...More
This stop wasn't on my list of places to visit, however, my friends wanted to visit because they had heard something interesting about the Mapparium--it's in the Mary Baker Eddy Library. Definitely worth the time and small admission fee! You stand inside a map of...More
It’s a big globe, not much more. Difficult to see the two poles. Guided tour required and that is all of about 15 minutes. You are then are allowed about five minutes more to look at the map and experience the echogenic acoustics but then...More
Date of experience: December 2018
TeddyC373, Guest Relations Manager at The Mapparium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your visit. We are grateful for your feedback. Just to clarify, we do allow new visitors to enter the Mapparium every 20 minutes, but this does not mean the visitors from the previous tour cannot spend more time there. Every admission to...More
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