Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium

The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a great educational place for kids and adults alike. You can learn all about Mary Baker Eddy’s life and amazing work and ideas in the library’s Quest Gallery.

Did you know that she stressed healing on a principle of science? She also studied and shared her ideas of spirituality and healing, which together she named Christian Science.

Mary Baker Eddy Mapparium Sign The Fountain of Ideas at the Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium in Boston
Mary Baker Eddy Mapparium Sign

The museum is probably most well known for it's stunning Mapparium, a giant glass globe of the world frozen in 1935, when it was built.

Visitors listen to a short presentation, and then get a chance to experience the acoustics of the globe for themselves (sound reflects off of the globe, making it surround sound! You can therefore hear, in a normal volume, someone whispering across the room.)

You need to buy tickets to go on a tour of the Mapparium; tours go every 20 min.

The Hall of Ideas, containing the giant Fountain of Ideas, is another fun place, where you can see projected words floating in and around the fountain and surrounding walls. The museum also contains a library and research room.

Note that no photography or recording of any kind is allowed in the Mapparium, and everywhere else in the museum, no flash photography or videotaping is allowed.

Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium Videos

Enjoy this 46 second taste of the Mary Baker Eddy's unique and inspiring Hall of Ideas.

See what the Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium looks like in this 24-second video. Enjoy the beautiful architecture and surroundings.

Useful Information About The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium

Boston Discount Cards for the Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium

Visit the Mary Baker Eddy Library get the tour of the Mapparium at a discount using either the GoBoston or GoSelect discount cards. You can safely purchase the cards below or learn more about them at this Boston Discount Card information page.

Click here to safely purchase your GoBoston Card
and see the Mary Baker Eddy Library at a discount

Click here to safely purchase your GoSelect Boston Pass.

Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium
200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, 02115
(888) 222-3711

T Stops:
Green Line E train to Symphony Station Museum is the same block as the station

  • No reservations needed
  • Admission is required to the Mapparium and Quest Gallery, but all other spaces in the library are free.
Thank you to Deborah Holzer for contributing article, photos and video.

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