Getting to Know Boston : The Mapparium

The list of places in Boston I haven’t been to since moving to the area from Nebraska in 1994 is embarassingly long. Today I took one of those items off my list: the Mapparium! It’s a three-story stained glass globe of the world that you can walk through (on a glass bridge) located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library near Berklee School of Music and a short walk from Newbury Street. Yes, it’s a Christian Science thing but once you get past that you’ll discover that it’s actually pretty damn cool. Amazing acoustics, too! Unfortunately they don’t allow photography inside the Mapparium but they’ve got great photos on the website and of course the obligatory magnets in the gift shop.

Next up: art museums. This is the really sad part of my list. I haven’t been to any of the art museums in Boston yet.

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