We envision a peaceful and connected world.

The Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center fosters peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries through compelling exhibits, performances and programs, and regional educational partnerships.


The Mariposa Museum brings the rich diversity of world cultures to New England. Through education programs, exhibits, performances and workshops, we provide a unique place for children, seniors and adults to celebrate our common humanity.

The Mariposa is a passport to the world. Our hands-on approach encourages people to explore the world through all their senses. With a special focus on children and education, we use art and everyday objects, folklore and mythology, traditions and stories to broaden awareness of both the differences and common ground between cultures.