How Do You See the World? experience + Mapparium™ globe
Located in the heart of Back Bay at the Christian Science Plaza, the How Do You See the World? experience with the Mapparium globe spotlights positive change and the inspired actions of everyday people in countries and cultures globally—and encourages you to think about the impact you have on this world.
Find a montage of photos from the pages of The Christian Science Monitor as soon as you enter the Christian Science Publishing House. This neoclassical building, constructed in 1934, once housed printing and bindery equipment to produce the Monitor newspaper and other periodicals.
Begin your tour, and see the world from a new perspective when you step inside the Mapparium globe. You'll walk across a bridge through the three-story, stained-glass globe, enhanced with music, audio narration, and a light show.
Afterwards, look deeper into humanity’s advancement since 1935 with stories from The Christian Science Monitor that illustrate humanity’s progress and share stories about individuals who have made a positive impact in their global communities.
You can also learn about the woman who founded The Christian Science Monitor and the Christian Science church—Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910). Eddy was one of the most influential women of her day. Explore her lifelong love of the Bible and its ongoing relevance and application to today’s universal questions.
Each exhibit space in the How Do You See the World? experience comes alive with custom-composed musical scores, multimedia tables, interactive projection-mapped displays, historical artifacts, and more.
After visiting the How Do You See the World? experience, you can visit the worldwide home of The First Church of Christ, Scientist (The Mother Church), founded by Mary Baker Eddy.
Take a free guided tour to see the original 1894 church building, home to one of the world’s largest pipe organs (with 13,000 pipes).
Alternatively, opt for a self-guided tour of the 13.5 acre Christian Science Plaza, complete with the Reflecting Pool and Children’s Fountain.
The Mary Baker Eddy Library, housed in a neoclassical building, has become an historic landmark in Boston's Back Bay. The Library opened in 2002 as a place for people to explore the life, ideas, and achievements of Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), founder of Christian Science.
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Visit our website for hours of operation on holidays.
Adults: $6; Seniors (62 +)/Students (with ID): $4; Youth (0-17): Free
210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA map
Parking at the Christian Science Plaza garage is available at a discount rate with validation when visiting the How Do You See the World? experience. Entrance to the underground lot is near the intersection of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues.
Paid public parking garages are also available in the Prudential Center and on Westland Avenue (near Symphony Hall), and there is limited street parking in the area.
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