March 26 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free admission  

Celebrate the aquatic salamander that calls the Detroit River home — the mudpuppy! 

 Learn all about these amazing amphibians at Mudpuppypalooza. This special event at the Belle Isle Nature Center features fun and educational activities such as habitat chats, mask-making, crafting model mudpuppies and mudpuppy cookie decorating. You’ll also view mudpuppies up close while learning about them and the conservation work being done to protect this species in the wild.  

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

What can you expect at Mudpuppypalooza? 

  • Hands-on activities 
  • Games 
  • Habitat chats with animal care staff 
  • Education stations 
  • And much more!