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Mudpuppypalooza

April 1 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Free

This annual event celebrates all things mudpuppy – also known as “slime dog” and “snot otter” – a permanently aquatic salamander that inhabits the Detroit River. Mudpuppypalooza features fun and educational activities such as mask-making, games and mudpuppy cookie decorating. The free event also includes zookeeper talks and the opportunity to view mudpuppies up close while learning about the species and conservation efforts on its behalf.