Every year, The Deep welcomes over 30,000 primary and secondary pupils to our purpose built Learning Centre. Let your students enjoy a unique and memorable experience as you travel from the beginning of time and into the future. Dive into exciting exhibits including our breath-taking coral reef at the Lagoon of Light (currently closed for refurbishment), interesting animal in our Slime exhibit, some of our biggest sharks in Endless Ocean and creatures of the Amazon in the Flooded Forest. To see more of what The Deep has to offer, take a look at our Deep tour.
Workshops, presentations and hands-on activities are delivered to groups from pre-school pupils to post sixteen by our team of experienced in house teachers. We cover a wide selection of topics including Science, Geography, English, Citizenship, Maths and for older students Marketing, Customer Care and Travel and Tourism.
Prices start from just £6 per pupil, please see our Bookings and Information section for further information.
We have a great selection of workshops for children aged between 3 and 5 including Seaside Spring Clean and Turtle Art. For a detailed lesson plan with objectives, please...
Key Stage 1
We have a large selection of workshops for pupils aged between 5 and 7 including My Polar Home. For a detailed lesson plan with objectives, please see Downloadable...
Key Stage 2
We have lots of workshop choices available for pupils aged 7 to 11 including Mackerel Mondays. For a detailed lesson plan with objectives, please see Downloadable...
Key Stage 3
We offer a wide range of workshops for young people aged 11 to 14 including Great White Mystery and Super Slime. For a detailed lesson plan with objectives, please see...
Key Stage 4/Post 16
We have a range of workshops suitable for young people aged 15+ including Think Like a Scientist. For a detailed lesson plan with objectives, please see Downloadable...
Students can also enjoy our brand new Sea Labs, an immersive learning space, following a £50,000 refurbishment. Rooms come complete with 84 inch interactive learning screens allowing students to get hands on with their studies, child friendly microscopes, infinity mirrors and multi-coloured sensory bubble tubes. All school trips include a workshop relevant to your pupils' Key Stage, time in The Deep visitor attraction, secure storage baskets for personal items and a lunch area if required.
To help prepare your students for their visit why not download our social story 'A day at The Deep: preparing for your visit'. Designed to help visitors plan and make the most of their visit with us, it's great for those students who might need a little extra help!
*NEW for Spring 2017 - Washed Up Car-go*
If you are planning your visit between 29 March - 4 June, you may be interested in viewing our outdoor art installations, which are part of The Deep's collaboration with Hull 2017 on the 'Look Up' art series.
In the car park of The Deep are some cars that seem very ordinary - but when you look inside, you will find something very extra-ordinary...
The artist Chris Dobrowolski has transformed the inside of cars into beaches, using sand and stones he has collected from local beaches around Hull. Each car-beach has a high tide mark, the place where seaweed, shells - and often plastic pollution - washes up. Can you spot some plastic toys on the beach? The cars also have short films showing inside that you can see through the back windscreen - can you spot some things you recognise in the films?
The artwork is funny and unusual, but it also draws attention to how careful we all need to be about plastics and polluting our enviornment - escpecially the sea.
When the art project is finsihed, Christ will empty the beaches out, clean the cars and they will be driven away, to continue to being used. The equipment to show the films will be removed to be used in future art projects. We are not sure what will happen to the toys, but we know they won't be carelessly thrown away!
Please walk safely on the pavement to view this project and do not cross the roads of the car park.