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The Christian Science Plaza: Tours & Tickets

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“Construction deterred us from making an in-person visit”
20 Aug 2019
“A globe like no other”
Relax amid trees, lawns, flowers, and magnificent architecture. Enjoy the reflecting pool and the lively fun of the children's fountain. The First Church of Christ, Scientist hosts a variety of public events such as organ concerts, free tours...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
250 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3501
Back Bay
+1 617-450-2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Between the security fencing, the joists, hoists, workers, barriers, and assorted construction equipment, this certainly had every earmark of "closed" written largely across its facade. I can't even imagine the insurance liability the General Contractor would feel comfortable assuming for anyone venturing into the site...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019

Initially a friend and I went to see the globe in the Mary Baker Eddy Museum. There's a glass globe that was created around 1935. The tour goes into the globe and the creation of it is discussed. Then we went to the large Church...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 15 August 2019

The plaza is being renovated so is not currently at its best. I did go into the church and the staff and volunteers are very friendly. The church is apparently designed based on Hagia Sofia in Istanbul. Is a beautiful space with a huge organ....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 9 August 2019

Close to the fine art gallery in back bay. Lovely outside area in 60s / 70s concrete style. Clean, tidy and Very clockwork orange. Didn’t go in the church though.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed 15 June 2019

Although work is still underway on the plaza and reflecting pool, the church is free and open for tours. The guide played a brief selection on the huge organ in the new church. We have a nice visit to the recently renovated old, original church...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 508EllenCee
Reviewed 2 November 2018

The Christian Science Center is undergoing a major renovation. The area is fenced up and very inconvenient but still an interesting place for the tourists to visit. The reflection pool is now good as new and more benches are installed along Massachusetts Ave. After the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lupdubshi
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Theology aside I found the Christian Science Plaza especially the tour of the mother church to be an example of beautiful architecture. It is a massive building with Byzantine design. You have to see it to believe it. Also the organ which they said was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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