Pupils between 5 and 7 are inspired by our collection of artefacts and activities designed to encourage enquiry and stimulate discussion about the natural world and conservation.

For detailed lesson plans and objectives please see our Downloadable Resources.

SCIENCE: CARING FOR OUR OCEANS - NEW FOR 2020

Take a trip with Kal the killer whale on a journey around the five oceans of the world in search of food and a family. During Kal’s travels, the whale encounters different animals who need help. Children explore the effect of plastics on the ocean, the animals that live there and begin to think about what action they can take to help the planet.

SCIENCE: STAYING ALIVE

How are our bodies like those of marine creatures? How are they different? Observe and compare animal characteristics in this enjoyable multi-activity workshop which uses live animals. This session links with the KS1 Science programme of study: Animals, including humans.

SCIENCE: BESIDE THE SEASIDE

Last night there was a big storm in the North Sea and some of the seaside animals got lost – can you help them get home? This multi-activity workshop takes the children on a seaside journey where they investigate the diversity of the seaside habitats and the range of animals that make their homes there and why. The session links with the Science programme of study: Working Scientifically and Animals, including humans.

SCIENCE: FIND A SECRET SUPERHERO

Journey to where the Amazon greets the ocean. Meet creatures that are unlikely super heroes and identify the special skills that help them survive in their habitat. Pupils gain practical first-hand experience, observing and touching live Hissing cockroaches, encouraging them to ask questions about how the creatures survive in the natural world.   

GEOGRAPHY & SCIENCE: MY POLAR HOME

Where are the cold places of the world? What kinds of animals live there? This multi-activity workshop allows children to investigate polar habitats with the help of NASA images and the fantastic 3D revolving Magic Planet! This KS1 session links with Science work on habitats, and with Geography work on oceans and temperature zones of the world. 

GEOGRAPHY: ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Pick up your passports and travel the world! We start by looking at NASA images on the fantastic 3D Magic Planet. Complete activities which encourage pupils to appreciate the amazing variety of our world - its climates, landscapes and inhabitants. This multi-activity workshop links with Geography work on oceans, continents and temperature zones and with Science work on habitats and citizenship themes.

ART & DESIGN: TURTLE ART

This story and art session allows children to learn about The Deep’s River turtles and create a puppet of their own considering colour, pattern and shape. For KS1, if requested, we can replace the puppet story with a short presentation.

ART & DESIGN: WHAT’S UNDER THE WATER?

Using some weird and wonderful examples from around The Deep, children are inspired to create artwork using a range of media. Children are encouraged to explore the visual and tactile qualities of the marine environment and consider 2 and 3D shape, texture, colours and patterns.

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Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • The Deep is open daily from 10am to 6pm (last entry is at 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.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online On the day
Adult £13.50 £15.00
Child (3 - 15) £10.57 £11.75
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE FREE
Student*/Senior (60+) £12.60 £14.00

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

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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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