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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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200 Massachusetts Ave, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA 02115-3012
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carolynn877
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HRHmum
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting exhibit with a walk through 31 foot diameter globe. Map of the world from 1935, so many changes since then.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JDSTubb
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Z3236NAsarahp
Reviewed 1 week ago

im glad i did not miss this place...so amazing place...the craftmanship is amazing. I will be back with all my kids to visit again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kidsnmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here in December and it the Mapparium was on places to visit....it was very interesting to see and I would recommend it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Abbymoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank erich22018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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
Thank Hammbrook
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

Reviewed 11 December 2018

This was such an interesting and different experience than I think we were expecting! It was pretty cool and worth the stop in to check it out!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WanderfulJess
Reviewed 29 November 2018

A must see and do while in Boston. Just amazing. Third time visiting and learn/see new things everytime!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim S
BertH465, Guest Relations Manager at The Mapparium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

I give tours of the Mapparium, and even I see something new every time...

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