Freebie Friday: Spring break edition

If your spring break plans don't have you jet-setting out of town, you can still have a blast here at home. The best part is that many events are free next week. Consumer expert Amy Davis compiled a list of free activities for you, the kids and their hardworking teachers.

Teachers can head to either Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Tomball or Katy for a free movie before 6 p.m. between Saturday and March 20. Your employee ID gets you in free. The offer applies to school and university faculty, administrators and other employees. 

Monday Pi Day. To celebrate, Three Brothers Bakery will give you a free slice of pecan pie if you can recite the first 10 numbers of pi. If you can recite 25 numbers, you get a whole pie.

This Sunday is another Cigna Sunday Streets where the City of Houston closes a major street to traffic and opens it up to pedestrians to walk, cycle or dance. The place to be is Navigation between Jensen and East Sampson from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Discovery Green has a full lineup all week for the kids, including Mad Science Monday, Touch-a-Truck Tuesday to Theatrical Thursday.

Children 18 and younger can enjoy spring break at Bayou Bend for free. There are events every day, from arts and crafts to a nature scavenger hunt.

If you're a college student at the University of Houston, Rice, St. Thomas or Texas Southern University, you can get into the Houston Zoo for free by showing your student ID.

Our partner, Houston on the Cheap, has more activities that will cost you nothing or next to nothing this weekend.