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Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity

  • 200 Massachusetts Ave. Map It
  • Back Bay
  • Library/Archive

Published 07/07/2014

Fodor's Review

One of the largest single collections by and about an American woman is housed at this library within Christian Science Plaza, along with two floors of exhibits celebrating the power of ideas and providing educational experiences and context to Mary Baker Eddy's life, ideas, and achievements, from the nineteenth century to today.

The library is home to the fascinating Mapparium, a huge stained-glass globe whose 30-foot interior can be traversed on a footbridge. You can experience a sound-and-light show in the Mapparium and learn about the production of the Christian Science Monitor in the Monitor Gallery. The Quest Gallery explores Mary Baker Eddy's life and encourages others to think about their own personal quests, and the Hall of Ideas showcases the ideas of the world's greatest thinkers in a virtual fountain.

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200 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Hall of Ideas and 3rd-fl. library free, exhibits $6
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–4

Published 07/07/2014


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