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Review of The Mapparium

The Mapparium
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Ranked #42 of 403 things to do in Boston
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Discover one of Boston’s hidden cultural treasures: The Mapparium! This world-famous, three-story globe is one of the key attractions at The Mary Baker Eddy Library and has been visited by more than 10 million people since it was constructed in 1935. Brilliant colors and lights track global shifts over the past century as a rich orchestration of words, inspiring quotes, music, and LED lights illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed April 7, 2013

This doesn't change. It is a novel place to bring older children and young adults. Parking can be challenging but the MTA is nearby.

Thank ruplenas
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Based on previous reviews I added it to our trip of things to see while in Boston recently. It is simply amazing! Seeing the world as it was in 1935. The gorgeous panes of glass. The acoustics from being inside the globe. However there is a stinky NO PHOTOGRAPHY rule. Bummer! It's somewhat pricey for the less than 15 minute light/video show but again it is a unique experience and I am still glad we did it. You need to check the website to see what days/times are available because it is not open 7 days a week. Tours run approx very 20 minutes.

Thank Denise M
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I like to bring visitors to the maparium, it's unusual and a nice way to spend a hour or so, in the summer the reflecting pool is nice to walk around before or after.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

It's almost beyond mere description but you are completely surrounded by a representation of the world from the inside. The acoustics are amazing (I know, sounds like a strange thing to say about a 'map') but when you go, you'll know what I mean. If you're in Boston, you HAVE to stop by and experience the Mapparium.

Thank Gusto45
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Impressive because of what it is....and of course it's so much fun to play with the echoes created by the shape of the room :)

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