The First Church of Christ, Scientist is the mother church and world headquarters of the Christian Science religion.  Located in Boston's Back Bay section between Symphony Hall and the Prudential Center, the Christian Science Center includes the original church, the main church, the Mary Baker Eddy Library and its Mapparium, and the Christian Science Monitor publishing building.  The space is dominated by an immense reflecting pool that provides photo opportunities for visitors to the Center.  The public is welcome. 

Tour hours, languages, and guides

Tours are free and last half an hour. Guides are flexible on timing to accommodate specific needs. At times the Church offer tours in German, Dutch, and French. 


Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)


Tuesday: 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday/Friday/Saturday: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.