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the mapparium mary baker eddy library photoVisit an amazing world and discover an extraordinary life through a visit to the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity interactive multi-media exhibit galleries.

The Mapparium® is available for view on a tour only. Tours of the Mapparium run every 20 minutes, lasting 15-20 minutes. The first tour of the day starts at 10:20 a.m., and the last tour starts at 4:00 p.m.

The world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe is one of the key attractions. The Mapparium's three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by 'A World of Ideas,' an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.

The Mapparium: An Inside View, features never before made public letters, documents, and artifacts showcasing the construction, history, and significance of this magnificent architectural and artistic achievement.

School Group Programs
School Visits (PreK-12): The Library offers engaging museum-based educational programming that enriches and supplements classroom learning.

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.

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Tuesday-Sunday 10am to 4pm; Closed
Closed for the following holidays:
• New Year’s Day
• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
• Presidents’ Day
• Patriots’ Day
• Memorial Day
• Independence Day
• Labor Day
•Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Eve Day
• Christmas Day
Please call the Library for exact information, including operating hours, before visiting on a specific holiday.

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$6; Seniors (62 +)/Students (with ID)/Youth (6-17): $4; Under 6 / Friends of the Library: Free



200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA map
Phone: 1-617-450-7000

Limited parking is available ($5 with validation and restrictions) for visitors to the Library. Entrance to the underground lot is near the intersection of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues, next to Horticultural Hall.

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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