What is the purpose of the mapparium?
The Mapparium was designed to allow the countries of the world to be viewed in accurate geographical relationship to each other, hence the design of the Mapparium—a mirror-image, concave reversal of the Earth, viewed from within.
Is the mapparium free?
The Mapparium is located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library, a Blue Star Museum. It’s open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (the last 20-minute Mapparium tour starts at 4:40 p.m.) General admission is $6.00. Photography is not permitted inside the Mapparium.
Where in the world can you find the mapparium a huge three story inside out stained glass globe that is bisected in the middle by a glass walkway?
The Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.
When was the mapparium built?
May 31, 1935
After three years of design and construction, the Mapparium opened to the public on May 31, 1935.
What was Mary Baker Eddy famous for?
Mary Baker Eddy founded a popular religious movement during the 19th century, Christian Science. As an author and teacher, she helped promote healings through mental and spiritual teachings. Today, her influence can still be seen throughout the American religious landscape. Eddy was born in 1821, in Bow, New Hampshire.
What makes Boston special?
Boston is best known for its famous baked beans, Fenway Park, The Boston Marathon, and of course for the bar from Cheers, but dig a little deeper below the surface and you’ll find a surprising wealth of things that make Boston one of the best cities in America—and the world.
What did Mary Baker Eddy believe in?
During her downtime, she studied healings in the Bible. Her belief that the healings performed by Jesus could be used in the present day inspired her to create a movement which focused on the mental aspects of sickness. She began to teach others her new method and Christian Science quickly gained a following.