What hours are the Map & Education Center open?
For exhibition gallery and learning center visits:
Friday & Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Please visit our researching at the Leventhal Map & Education Center page for more information.
How do I obtain permission to reproduce images from your website?
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.”
Are all of your maps and atlases cataloged?
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.
Is there a fee to enter the gallery?
Our exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public.
Are there tours of the exhibitions?
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.
Is this the space with the giant glass globe?
No. You are looking for The Mapparium which is located in the Mary Eddy Baker Library.
Is the gallery child-friendly?
Yes. We have captions and stations for children and activities such as including puzzles and scavenger hunts.
Is photography allowed?
Yes, but flash photography is not allowed.
What kinds of accessibility services do you offer?
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.
Do you accept donations?
We are an independent nonprofit organization dependent on your support, so we are grateful for all cash donations. 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.
Can school groups visit the Map & Education Center for free?
School groups may visit the Map & Education Center for free. If you wish to have a specific program visit your school, travel fees are applicable. Visit our educator’s area for more information about booking a trip to the Learning Center, or for outreach coordination.