Exhibition gallery and Learning Center hours:
Friday & Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Please visit our researching at the Leventhal Map & Education Center page for reference inquiries or to make an appointment.
It is possible to download images from our website for research projects, powerpoint presentations, and academic research. We request that you acknowledge the source with the tag line: “Map reproduction courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library.”
Our exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public.
We offer guided tours, which are open to the public, on the first Wednesday and third Friday of every month. For private tours, contact email@example.com.
We do not charge for programs at the Leventhal Map & Education Center, although we do have a suggested donation of $100 to support our educational programs and conservation of the maps we use with K-12 students.
Outreach programs are free for Boston Public Schools. For all other schools, program fees are calculated based on the total number of sessions booked per program topic. Schools will be billed at the completion of their program.
Visit our educator’s page for more information about booking a trip to the Learning Center, or for outreach coordination.
Yes, but flash photography is not allowed.
There is an elevator located on the level floor of the gallery. We also offer large print captions of our current exhibition available at the front desk.
Yes. We have captions and stations for children and activities such as including puzzles and scavenger hunts.
Map donations are accepted on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in donating maps, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a list and pictures of what you would like to donate.
We are in the process of conserving, cataloging, and digitizing all of our historical material. Once cataloged, all bibliographic records can be accessed through the Boston Public Library’s online catalog. In addition, many of our historical maps (non-copyrighted) are being scanned and can be accessed online through our Digital Collections site. New maps are added to digital collection regularly.