What's on at the Deep

There are always lots of exciting events here at The Deep alongside daily talks, presentations and dive shows. Simply choose your month below to see what's on.

Daily highlights

Join us and enjoy an extensive programme of daily activities.

Dive show

This takes place at at 2pm each day at Endless Oceans (Monday to Friday), the Lagoon of Light (Saturday) and the Amazon Flooded Forest (Sunday). Watch the video of our divers feeding the sharks here. Please note: the dive shows taking place on Tuesday and Thursday in the Endless Oceans tank are cleaning only. The animals are fed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Touchpool Sessions

Handle some of our smaller species native to the UK at Dylans Discovery Corner including starfish, velvet swimmer crabs and sea urchins. These sessions take place at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm. Make sure you also try your hand at fossil brushing in this area as well as testing your skills on the interactive magic floor. 

Penguin Feeding

See our keepers hand feed the loveable Gentoo penguins in the Kingdom of Ice at 11.30am and 3.30pm every day. This is accompanied by a talk on the lower level of the enclosure, just through the ice tunnel, by one of our Guides who will explain more about the penguin's feeding and behaviour, as well as threats faced to penguins in the wild. 

With a special interest in fish ecology, Nuno uses his images as a tool for research, conservation and education. His photos have been published in exhibitions, newspapers, magazines and both national and international books. He is the author of the book, Marine Fishes of Portugal and co-author of two books about marine fauna, one of which is currently being finalised (Marine Fishes of São Tomé & Principe, Africa). Nuno works as the Assistant Curator at Oceanário de Lisboa (Portugal) and researcher at MARE IPLeiria.

The gallery is free to view on the 3rd floor of the aquarium. 

Deep Experience

Dates:
December 1, 2018 - December 30, 2018

The Deep 1 to 1 Experience is a morning with a difference for those with a love of the marine world.

Get hands on and help The Deep crew with a series of day to day activities as well as seeing behind the scenes. Experience days are ideal for youngsters with a passion for the marine world or those looking at getting into a Marine Biology career, but are also perfect for adults with an interest in aquaria. The Deep Experience is suitable for participants aged 8 and above. Exact details are dependent on participant age - please click here to find out more and to book.

Festive Fishmas

Dates:
December 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Come in from the cold this December and enjoy a jolly day out for the whole family. With over 5,000 animals to explore it’s a cracker of a time to head on down!

Take part in the festive fishmas trail and create your very own winter wonderland - follow the clues around the attraction as you go.

Make a sand art calendar for just £2 in the Learning Centre (weekends in December plus every day from 26 December to 6 January); the perfect gift for your loved ones and finish off with a delicious festive treat in Castaways Café. Plus, we are offering a FREE mince pie with every hot drink between 1 and 23 December. 

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
December 4, 2018
December 11, 2018
December 18, 2018

Don’t get crabby, come to little nippers on Tuesday mornings 9:30-11am for our fun-filled discovery and play sessions.

Suitable for children aged 2 and under. Enjoy a sing-a-long and story time in The Deep’s soft play area. Pay admission to The Deep once, and receive a Day Plus Pass which entitles you to visit as often as you like for free. Booking is not required. Simply turn up on the day. 

Adults pay £13.50 for 12 months entry, plus £1 per session for your little nipper!

Christmas Parties

Dates:
December 13, 2018

Here at Two Rivers, we like to celebrate Christmas in style. Our Christmas party nights include a three course meal and disco as well as a fully licensed bar for just £37.50 per person.

Enjoy your meal surrounded by our stunning tanks including Endless Ocean, the Amazon Flooded Forest, Cool Seas and Bugs followed by a disco until late.

Please click here to see the exciting menu for 2018. A £10 per person deposit is required at the time of booking. 

Festive Restaurant

Dates:
December 20, 2018

If you are looking for a quieter and more serene Christmas celebration, we are also running a festive restaurant evening on Thursday 20 December.

This will offer the same menu as above without the disco for £29.95 per person. Please click here to see the menu for 2018.

New Years Eve

Dates:
December 31, 2018

NOW FULLY BOOKED

See in 2019 in style at our New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy a 3 course hot buffet, disco, champagne toast and live Big Ben countdown as you dine and dance alongside the stunning marine life all around you.

Places cost £44.95 per person. A £10 deposit per person is required at the time of booking. See our sumptuous menu here.

Junior Experience Day

Dates:
January 3, 2019

NOW FULLY BOOKED

Is your child aged between 8-11 with a passion for marine animals? Then join us for a fun-filled experience day where your youngster can help carry out some of The Deep’s daily activities.

Join a group a like-minded kids (two groups of up to 8) for a junior experience day where The Deep crew will lead you through a number of activities including:

  • touring the Cool Seas plant room and Turtle display preparation area
  • cleaning the exhibit acrylic
  • a touchpool session
  • trying on a dive kit and watching the dive show
  • taking part in a slime workshop
  • handling the cockroaches

Places are £32.50 each and can be booked by clicking here

Further dates for 2019 include:

  • 9 February - FULLY BOOKED
  • 19 February - NEW DATE ADDED
  • 2 March - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • 11 May
  • 6 August
  • 22 August
  • 9 November

Deep Experience

Dates:
January 4, 2019 - January 31, 2019

The Deep 1 to 1 Experience is a morning with a difference for those with a love of the marine world.

Get hands on and help The Deep crew with a series of day to day activities as well as seeing behind the scenes. Experience days are ideal for youngsters with a passion for the marine world or those looking at getting into a Marine Biology career, but are also perfect for adults with an interest in aquaria. The Deep Experience is suitable for participants aged 8 and above. Exact details are dependent on participant age - please click here to find out more and to book.

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
January 8, 2019
January 15, 2019
January 22, 2019
January 29, 2019

Don’t get crabby, come to little nippers on Tuesday mornings 9:30-11am for our fun-filled discovery and play sessions.

Suitable for children aged 2 and under. Enjoy a sing-a-long and story time in The Deep’s soft play area. Pay admission to The Deep once, and receive a Day Plus Pass which entitles you to visit as often as you like for free. Booking is not required. Simply turn up on the day. 

Adults pay £13.50 for 12 months entry, plus £1 per session for your little nipper!

Quiet Day

Dates:
January 8, 2019

Experience The Deep in a more tranquil environment on our upcoming Quiet Day.

The audio will be turned down for those who find the sounds distracting and the lights will be brighter to make our information more clear. Audio and Braille guides are also available free of charge at reception, the timetable below includes all BSL signed presentations and shows throughout the day!

10.30 – Touch Pool session at the Discovery Corner - BSL
11.00 – Endless Oceans Presentation – BSL
11:30 - Penguin Feed at the Kingdom of Ice - BSL
12:00 -  Lagoon feed at the Lagoon of Light - BSL
13:00 - Conservation film at Endless Ocean - BSL
13.30 – Touch Pool session at the Discovery Corner  - BSL
14.00 – Dive Show at the Main Tank at Endless Ocean  – BSL
14.30 – Touch Pool session at the Discovery Corner  - BSL
15.00 – Endless Ocean presentations - BSL
15.30 – Penguin Feed at the Kingdom of Ice – BSL

We would suggest the following itineraries to suit your arrival time or you can mix and match to suit your preferences:

10.00am arrival – Touch Pool, Endless Ocean presentation, Penguin Feed, Dive Show in the Main Tank
11.45am arrival – Lagoon Feed, Penguin Film, Touch Pool, Dive Show in the Main Tank, Penguin Feed

Normal admission charges apply and there is no need to book. Please note, there will be no school visits on this day.  

Tranquil Tuesday

Dates:
January 8, 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month (TERM TIME ONLY) for Tranquil Tuesdays. From 3pm until closing the lights will be brighter and the audio turned down, creating a tranquil environment for our visitors.

This event is perfect for those who prefer to visit during a quieter and more peaceful environment. Everyone is welcome to attend. Normal admission rates apply and there is no need to book. 

We have a range of aids available to hire free of charge for visitors with access needs including ear defenders, Braille guides, large print guides, MP3 audio guides, international language leaflets, rollators, electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs. Our access guide and social story can be viewed here.

Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm. We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • 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.

Code of Conduct

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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.

For the safety and reassurance of visitors, The Deep reserves the right to carry out random bag searches at reception. To avoid delays, please avoid bringing large bags and rucksacks.

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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