We have lots of discovery-based workshops for pupils aged 7 to 11 to develop their enquiry skills, furthering their knowledge and understanding of interrelationships, biodiversity and the need for conservation.

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

SCIENCE: BITE BACK

What do sharks eat? What does a shark’s tooth look like? Take a fascinating peek into the eating habits of some of the ocean’s top predators.This session considers how animals feed, independence and the importance of adaption.

SCIENCE: INSPECTOR SHARKY

Help us solve this dastardly crime! Identify our mystery murderer by discovering who’s eating who. This exciting multi-activity workshop is based on food chains and predator-prey relationships. Children use a variety of skills while working scientifically to predict and draw conclusions and use microscopes.

SCIENCE - PENGUIN DETECTIVES

This activity allows children to investigate animal 'families', with a particular focus on penguins. We look at how we might classify different animal groups, then use classification keys to identify different penguin species. Finally we learn more about penguins in their natural environments.

SCIENCE - THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST (UPPER KS2 ONLY)

 A hands-on enquiry workshop. Children assume the role of different scientists and attempt to work out problems that may be encountered in the real world. Children are working scientifically, making observations (microscopes), collating results and drawing conclusions. This workshop has cross-curricular links with Maths and Geography.

SCIENCE - FOSSIL HUNTERS

Travel back in time, find out how fossils are formed and how they help us understand the Earth's past. Children uncover buried 'real' marine fossils and work scientifically to identify, classify and record them for future use...maybe even discover a sea monster! This session directly links to the Science Programme of study for Rocks, Living things and their habitats and Evolution and inheritance.

SCIENCE: AMAZING ANIMAL ADAPTATION

Investigate The Deep’s amazing creatures and the adaptations they possess. You decide who has the most incredible super power for survival. Get the chance to observe and touch our live Hissing cockroaches! Pupil's work scientifically making observations of animals and focusing on their special adaptations.

SCIENCE: SLIME TIME!

Find out how animals use slime to survive, then make your own slime and test its properties for yourself! This practical hands-on workshop links with work on both changes of state and animal adaption.  

GEOGRAPHY & SCIENCE: LIFE ON THE REEF

View our ocean world with the help of NASA images and our amazing 3D magic planet. Then take a closer look at one special ocean habitat the coral reef. In this multi-activity workshop pupils investigate the location of reefs, the coral animal itself and explore the relationship between species who make the reef their home.

GEOGRAPHY: A TALE OF TWO RIVERS

Take a walk along the rivers – yes, we do have two! The Deep is sited at the confluence of the Hull and Humber, making it a perfect place to investigate rivers. This session looks at how rivers and tides affect people and the landscape, and how we use and manage rivers. It includes a guided walk round the exterior of The Deep (weather permitting), plus a short presentation.

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Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • The Deep’s peak times are between 11am – 2pm, should you prefer a quieter environment please visit outside these times.
  • Car parking is available costing £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays. Alternative car parks can be found here.

The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

01482 381000 Any questions?

SAT NAV (HU9 1TU) this will take you to Tower Street, Hull, the nearest main road to The Deep.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online On the day
Adult £12.15 £13.50
Child (aged 3 to 15) £10.35 £11.50
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £11.25 £12.50
Senior (60+) £11.25 £12.50
Family of 4 (max 2 adults) £40.50 £45.00
Family of 5 (max 2 adults) £49.05 £54.50
Essential carer FREE FREE

* in full time education, valid NUS, University card or proof of age is required for school and Sixth form students.

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Safety Update

The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continue to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis. Whilst the details of such plans cannot be shared we have in place measures to respond to changes in the threat levels for international terrorism. In light of recent events the security within the building and external spaces has been reviewed.

As per Government guidelines more information on how to play your part can be found on line.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film https://www.mi5.gov.uk/what-you-can-do

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