Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium

The Mapparium: Walk into our world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe and see a map frozen in time. Our general tour features an orchestration of words, music, and LED lights that illustrates how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world. Request an educational tour and customize your visit with our Educational Programs Coordinator. New technological features allow us to highlight specific countries, continents, geographical features, and geopolitical boundaries within the globe. Complementary workshops are also available for schools, class field trips, and afterschool programs.
The Publishing House Lobby: Request a "full guided tour" to learn about the neoclassical architecture of our building, which opened in 1934, during the Great Depression. Hear about the unique materials that were internationally sourced and learn how the architect achieved a grand design that celebrates our common heritage.
The Gallery: Learn more about Mary Baker Eddy and The Mary Baker Eddy Library Collections. Temporary exhibits explore topics related to Eddy’s life, ideas, accomplishments, and legacy.
Please try to make reservations at least two weeks in advance at
Contact Info
Address: 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Suffolk County.
Tel: 617-450-7330.
Hrs: Tues.–Sun. 10AM–4PM. Before visiting around a holiday, please check hours online.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: 15-100.
Activity Type: Day trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 30–60 minutes.
Cost: For groups of 15 or more - $4.00 (Adults), $3.00 (Youth 6-17), FREE (Children 5 and under). One free chaperone per 10 youth visitors.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Language Arts.

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