Go on a journey with Slimon the snail to discover the slippery, yet sticky, world of slime and the animals whose lives depend on it. Explore this bright and interactive area and learn about some of the animals who use slime to move around, catch their prey or create a poisonous mucus. 

All slime contains the same basic things: sugar, protein and water. The type of sugar and protein determines how sticky the slime is.

Slime is made inside special cells as small packets which are completely dry until outside the cell when they break open. They then soak up water quickly and the slime swells up to 100 times its volume. The more water it absorbs, the more slippery it becomes.

There are animals of every shape, size and colour in slime. Watch as the clownfish dart in and out of its anemone home and see if you can spot the brightly coloured Poison arrow frogs. Play peek-a-boo with our spotty Garden eels as they pop out of their sandy burrows – made with a slimy cement.

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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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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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