Enjoy a morning getting hands on with our crew! Find out what it takes to care for our animals and their vital life support systems with this hands on experience. Perfect for adults and youngsters (age 8+) with an interest in marine life or budding Marine Bioloigsts.

Our crew will guide you through the experience to ensure you get the most out of your experience. 

Please note one participant MUST be an adult if anyone under the age of 18 is taking part.

A full list of activities included is shown below.

Your experience will begin at 8:15am ! Please be aware that you will be entering some small spaces and that the use of steps is required to access some of the rooms and displays behind the scenes. Should you have any specific access needs, please do detail them on your booking form when prompted. Finishing at approximately 12.30pm, you are then free to explore the aquarium at your own leisure for the remainder of the day.

Due to insurance purposes only the people participating in the VIP Experience will be allowed to enter the building prior to 10am. After this time any additional friends/family members are welcome to purchase a ticket to enter the attraction, however they will not be able to join the participants until the end of their experience. 


All activities are subject to change if this becomes operationally necessary. We are unable to offer a refund should you cancel your Deep Experience with less than one month’s notice. Experiences must be booked at least 3 week prior to the date you wish to attend with full payment being required at the time of booking. 


Came today for the VIP experience and it was fab. Going behind the scenes to feed the animals and other things was really interesting. My daughter really enjoyed herself. Connor, who was the crew member who showed us around, was great and really friendly and knowledgeable. All other crew members were really friendly too. Would highly recommend!!!!

February 2020

I had to email to say a huge thank you to Adam and the brilliant team for such an amazing day that superseded our expectations. From start to finish it was truly special for Ella and up there as her best birthday celebration in her 11 years (her words)!  Adam was so informative and patience with the girls, they took to him straight away and soaked in all his knowledge and really inspired the girls to learn more about marine life, they were fascinated.  Thank you so much for such a fab day that we’ll remember for a long time.

February 2019


Plan your visit

Opening Times

The Deep is open daily from 10am – 6pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 6pm weekends & school holidays (last entry 5pm)

Car parking is available at a cost of £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays – alternative car parks can be found here.

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Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online
Adult £17.75
Child (3 - 15) £14.00
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE
Student*/Senior £16.75

* Students must provide a valid NUS card or proof of age is required for school/sixth form students

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Getting Here

Please use Tower Street or HU9 1TU when using a Sat Nav – this will take you to nearest main road to The Deep.

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