Experience the Famous Mapparium

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Take a look at the world in a whole new way! The Mapparium is a three story high globe in the Mary Baker Eddy Library made entirely out of stain glass. It shows the world, in perfect scale, as it was in the 1930s. Take a look at countries that do not even exist anymore and see how much the world has changed in less than 100 years. Also test out the great acoustics in the globe since sound bounces off the glass from all directions.

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The Mapparium was such a unique  experience. When you talk inside the globe, the voices bounce off of the glass and make a surround sound. My friends and I stood on opposite ends of the bridge and whispered to each other. It was so cool to be able to hear each other from so far away and to communicate from across the world. It was incredible to look at the globe and think about how much work went into creating this art piece. It did not take me a long time to go through the globe, so it is a great adventure to go on if you do not have a lot of time.

Hungry?

Walk over to Mumbai Spice for an authentic Indian meal. Enjoy food for under $20 ranging from Mumbai street food to food from the tandoor.

For more information about the Mapparium, visit the Mary Baker Eddy Library  or Roadside to America.

Watch this video about the Mapparium!

Want another adventure? Check out the Museum of Science!

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