Mu­seum of Fine Arts, Bos­ton

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This premier, en­cy­clo­pe­dic col­lec­tion culls some of the world’s finest trea­sures. As Bos­ton warms up this spring, the gal­leries of the MFA’s Art of the Amer­i­cas Wing cools down with arc­tic-themed mod­ernist paintings by Cana­dian artist Lawren Har­ris in “Idea of North.” 465 Hunt­ing­ton Ave., 617.267.9300. and ped­dling bot­tles from bar to bar. Suds en­thu­si­asts can stop in for a free, in­for­ma­tive hour­long brew­ery tour and sam­pling ses­sion. Tours M-Th and Sa 10 am-3 pm, F 10 am-5:30 pm. Sug­gested do­na­tion: $2, which ben­e­fits lo­cal char­i­ties. www.samue­ 30 Ger­ma­nia St., Ja­maica Plain, 617.368.5080. FEN­WAY PARK— Home to base­ball’s Bos­ton Red Sox, cen­tury-old Fen­way Park is one of Amer­ica’s fa­vorite and most his­toric ball­parks. Since its open­ing game April 20, 1912, the oddly-shaped field has seen the spikes of the Babe, Cy and Ted. The left-field wall, dubbed the Green Mon­ster, is a for­mi­da­ble tar­get for bat­ters, and its score­board is still op­er­ated by hand. Park is open for tours year-round and games in sea­son. bos­­ Yawkey Way, 617.226.6666. THE FREE­DOM TRAIL— Fo­cused on the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, from the Colo­nial pe­riod to the War of 1812, this 2.5-mile, red-painted and bricked path con­nects 16 his­toric sites, each of which has its own story. Vis­i­tors can walk the trail at any hour, but ac­ces­si­bil­ity to each site varies, with most open daily 9 am-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion is free or with a min­i­mal sug­gested do­na­tion. The com­bi­na­tion Free­dom Trail Ticket in­cludes ad­mis­sion to the trail’s three pay­ing sites (Old State House, Old South Meet­ing House, and Paul Re­vere House): $13, $2 ages 6-18, and can be used over multiple days. www.the­free­dom­trail. org. Free­dom Trail Foun­da­tion, 617.357.8300.; Bos­ton Com­mon Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, 888.733.2678. NEW ENG­LAND AQUAR­IUM— Ex­plore the world’s wa­ters from the Ama­zon rain for­est to Pa­cific reefs to the Gulf of Maine, and the crea­tures liv­ing there. Come see the Giant Ocean Tank, a Caribbean coral reef en­vi­ron­ment boast­ing 2,000 sea crea­tures! Other main ex­hibits in­clude a shark and ray touch tank and a sea lion and seal cen­ter. Ad­mis­sion:

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