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The How Do You See the World? experience is located in the Christian Science Plaza, a 2022 winner of the Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award.

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Visitors at the Mapparium™ globe.

Filled with extraordinary colors and light, the Mapparium™ globe lets visitors explore the world frozen at one point in time.

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Bostonians are invited to take a walk through history and explore stories about global progress at the How Do You See the World? experience at the Christian Science Plaza, an expansive, 13-acre space in the heart of Back Bay.

Located in The Christian Science Publishing House, the How Do You See the World? experience features interactive exhibits, that include:

  • The Mapparium™: Step into the iconic, three-story stained glass globe to glimpse our world in 1935 with narration and light, and see things from a different perspective — from the inside of the world looking out.
  • Stories from The Christian Science Monitor: Learn the stories of those who have made a difference in their communities worldwide, including the woman who founded the Christian Science church and the Monitor newspaper, Mary Baker Eddy.
  • Our World: Mapping Progress: Interact with various touchscreens highlighting humanity’s advancements since 1935, and inspirational hope for the future.
  • And more
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“Points of Progress” invites guests to explore a rolling record of significant events in human rights, scientific breakthroughs, exploration, and other fields through the post-war decades.

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The How Do You See the World? experience is open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

The best part: BOStoday readers can receive a discount on their admission.

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