giraffeThe Houston Zoo continues its Free Admission in the Afternoon once a month in 2013. The next free afternoon is April 2, the first Tuesday of each month after 2pm until closing — September through May. This is a great deal if you’re available — considering Zoo admission increased to $14 for adults and $10 for kids ages 2-11. photo: vicki powers

LEGO lambKids can create a free LEGO lamb Tuesday, April 2, at LEGO stores, at the next mini model build beginning at 5 pm. This event is for children ages 6-14 only, while supplies last. There are usually about 250 available at each store. Lines do start early outside the store. In Houston area, LEGO Stores are located at Galleria Mall, Baybrook Mall, and The Woodlands Mall. This event is held the first Tuesday of each month.