The Lagoon of Light is home to an array of colourful tropical fish, amazing corals and large mangrove trees. 

Representing where the rainforests meet the reef, the lagoon reflects the diversity of aquatic life and unique habitats found in and around many of the islands and archipelagos in the western Pacific Ocean, from tropical North Queensland to the outer islands of Palau in Micronesia.

Learn more about how this exhibit has been created and hear fascinating facts about the fish who live here at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm each day. 

Down at Dylan’s Discovery Corner get up close to crabs, starfish and urchins during our touch pool sessions, held every half past the hour throughout the day from 10.30am - 4.30pm. 

Unearth your own fossils and explore objects from the shoreline, including corals, shells and shark egg cases. Don’t forget to jump into the Magic Pool too – it’s perfect for little explorers.

As you journey further round, delve into the secret world of corals. With a unique insight into the complicated care of these sensitive animals, you can view a portion of the extensive life support and filtration system that is needed to keep them growing healthy and strong.

Before leaving this area, get a feel for what it is like to be a diver in one of our Bubble Heads, immersing yourself in a unique view of the underwater world of our Lagoon. Accessed by ladders, it’s a fantastic way to get up close and personal with your favourite fishy friends.

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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 £16.50
Child (3 - 15) £13.00
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE
Student*/Senior £15.50

* 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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