We look forward to seeing you!
Hours: Monday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. / Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. / Questions? Call 617-450-7224
Closed: Labor Day, Indigenous People’s Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (November 24 - 26), Christmas (December 24 - 26), New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day
The MappariumTM walk-through globe requires paid, ticketed admission. All other exhibits in "How Do You See the World?" are free to the public.
Photography and video taken with a handheld device for personal use and enjoyment is permitted in all spaces except for the Mapparium walk-through globe. See our full policy in the FAQs.
Mapparium Experience visitor terms:
- Photography and videography are not allowed inside the Mapparium exhibit.
- Visitors under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All visitors need a ticket, regardless of age.
- You can purchase tickets up to 60 days in advance of your visit.
- We will gladly exchange your ticket for a different day if you need to reschedule for any reason.
- All discount tickets must be obtained in person at the Welcome Hall, at the Christian Science Plaza.
- Our Terms of Service apply to your visit.
Here is what you can expect when visiting.
Face masks are currently required for all exhibit staff and visitors over the age of two, in accordance with the city's public health order.
We are following enhanced cleaning protocols and provide hand sanitizer stations through the exhibit space.
By bus, take Harvard/Holyoke Gate—Dudley Station, Bus number “1." It stops on Massachusetts Avenue at Clearway Street, adjacent to the Christian Science Plaza. Bus number "39" stops at the corner of Huntington Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.
By subway, take the Green line to Prudential or Symphony Stations (“E” Train). From the Prudential Station, cross Belvidere Street to the Christian Science Plaza. From Symphony Station, the Christian Science Plaza is on Massachusetts Avenue, north on your right.
Or take the Green line to Hynes Convention Center Station ("B" "C" "D" Trains). From the Hynes Convention Center Station, turn left. Walk along Massachusetts Avenue south. The Plaza will be on your left just past Clearway Street.
Or take the Orange line to Massachusetts Avenue Station. Walk north on Massachusetts Avenue. You will find the Plaza on your right just past Huntington Avenue.
Take I-93 South to Exit 26 (Storrow Drive/North Station/Rt-28, Rt-3). Keep left at the fork in the ramp through a short tunnel and merge onto Storrow Drive. Turn slight left onto MA-28 South/Storrow Drive/MA-3 North. Take the left exit to Copley Square Back Bay (MA-28 South). Turn right onto Beacon Street/MA-28 South. Continue to follow Beacon Street. Turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue. Continue on Massachusetts Avenue. The Christian Science Plaza is on your left.
Driving from the South
Take I-93 North to Exit 18 (Frontage Road, toward Massachusetts Avenue/Roxbury). Turn slight left onto Frontage Road North. Turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue Conn. Turn slight right onto Massachusetts Avenue. The Christian Science Plaza is on your right.
Driving from the West
Take I-90 East to Exit 22 (Prudential Center, Copley Square). Take the ramp toward Prudential Center. Turn slight right onto Huntington Avenue/MA-9/Avenue of the Arts. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. The Christian Science Plaza is on your right.
Parking in the Christian Science Plaza garage is open to the public, as well as Church Service attendees and those holding monthly passes. Parking for church services is available onsite in the underground garage and can be accessed traveling westbound on Huntington Avenue or northbound on Massachusetts Avenue. The address for GPS devices and phone apps like Google Maps is 235 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115
Please note: it's illegal to make a left turn into the Massachusetts Avenue entrance when traveling southbound on Massachusetts Avenue.
Parking fees (effective August 2019):
Parking is free with validation for those attending Church services.
Posted rates apply without validation.
Regular parking rates:
0-1 Hours: $11.00
1-2 hours: $20.00
2-3 hours: $30.00
3-12 hours: $34.00
12-24 hours: $40.00
Night rate: $15.00 (enter after 5 pm and exit before 12 am)
Event rate: $25.00
Weekends: $20.00 (for up to 12 hours)
All buildings are wheelchair accessible.
What is “How Do You See the World?”
A new interactive experience in the Christian Science Publishing House with three highly engaging exhibits, including one of Boston’s most iconic landmarks, the Mapparium walk-through globe. With an emphasis on global progress and possibilities, these spaces encourage you to ponder your place in the world.
These exhibits are designed to spark curiosity, raise thought-provoking questions, and inspire deep, critical thinking about how we can cultivate progress locally and globally, in our own lives and in our communities.
What are the hours of operation?
Monday—Saturday: 10 a.m.—5 p.m. ET
Sunday: 11 a.m.—5 p.m. ET
Last tour begins at 4:40pm.
What is the 2021 holiday schedule?
The exhibits are closed on the following days:
Labor Day - Monday, September 6
Indigenous People’s Day - Monday, October 11
Veterans Day - Thursday, November 11
Thanksgiving - Wednesday, November 24 - 26
Christmas - Thursday, December 24 - 26
New Year’s Eve - Friday, December 31
New Year’s Day - Saturday, January 1, 2022
What is the cost for entry?
The Mapparium walk-through globe requires paid, ticketed admission—which can be purchased online in advance (see top of this page) or at the Information Desk onsite. All other exhibits in "How Do You See the World?" are free to the public.
Do you offer validated parking for visitors?
Discounted parking is offered to visitors with validation. Please stop by the Welcome Hall Information Desk for details.
Are photography or videography allowed?
Much of the exhibit content is copyrighted and may not be reproduced and distributed unless permitted by the copyright owner. Exhibit Image Credits are available at the Welcome Desk.
You may not use flashes, tripods, monopods, selfie-sticks, and video cameras anywhere in the exhibits.
You may not take photos or videos in the Mapparium globe.
However, you may take photos or videos with a handheld device (smart phone or hand-held camera) in all exhibit areas other than the Mapparium globe, for your personal, non-commercial use only.
Personal use does not include publishing online, including through social media accounts. Any distribution or public display of photos or videos of the exhibit spaces is prohibited.
Are food or drink allowed?
Food and drink are not allowed inside "How Do You See the World?" or the Mapparium walk-through globe. We do not offer food or drink for purchase on site. However, food and drink are allowed outside on the Christian Science Plaza. Please dispose of any trash or recycling in the designated receptacles.
How can I share “How Do You See the World?” with others?
Check out the press kit (coming soon) and share with your online community.
Tag or mention us in your social media posts:
The Christian Science Monitor
The Mary Baker Eddy Library
What are your COVID-19 protocols and regulations?
Face masks are currently required for all exhibit staff and visitors over the age of two, in accordance with the city's public health order. We are following enhanced cleaning protocols and provide hand sanitizer stations through the exhibit space.