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. 

VIP Experience

Dates:
June 3, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Our brand new VIP Deep Experience is here with lots of added extras! Thanks to your feedback, we have created an awesome new package for you to enjoy.

This session is a morning with a difference for those with a love of the marine world. Get hands on and help The Deep crew care for our animals. All participants will get hands on behind the scenes with our team of experts and even get the chance to feed a grey reef shark.

Perfect for adults and youngsters (age 8 and above) this is an ideal taster for those looking at getting into a Marine Biology career of for those who simply have a passion for marine life. Our staff will guide you through the experience to ensure you get the most out of the day. You my even get lucky and bump into a diver of two, so keep your eyes peeled!

Experiences are available for 2, 3 or 4 people. Packages for 2 people cost £165, for 3 people £235 and for four people £305. One participant MUST be an adult if anyone under the age of 18 is taking part.

Please click here for full details and how to book.

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VIP Experience

Dates:
July 1, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Our brand new VIP Deep Experience is here with lots of added extras! Thanks to your feedback, we have created an awesome new package for you to enjoy.

This session is a morning with a difference for those with a love of the marine world. Get hands on and help The Deep crew care for our animals. All participants will get hands on behind the scenes with our team of experts and even get the chance to feed a grey reef shark.

Perfect for adults and youngsters (age 8 and above) this is an ideal taster for those looking at getting into a Marine Biology career of for those who simply have a passion for marine life. Our staff will guide you through the experience to ensure you get the most out of the day. You my even get lucky and bump into a diver of two, so keep your eyes peeled!

Experiences are available for 2, 3 or 4 people. Packages for 2 people cost £165, for 3 people £235 and for four people £305. One participant MUST be an adult if anyone under the age of 18 is taking part.

Please click here for full details and how to book.

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
July 2, 2019
July 9, 2019
July 16, 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 standard entry for 12 months entry, plus £1 per session for your little nipper!

Tranquil Tuesday (term time only)

Dates:
July 2, 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.

Turtle-y Awesome Summer

Dates:
July 20, 2019 - September 1, 2019

It’s going to be a turtle-y awesome summer here at The Deep, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Get hands on in our very own ‘turtle hospital’ where youngsters can get up close with a giant turtle (a cuddly one, of course) and find out what it takes to look after our flipper-ed friends. Learn all about turtle anatomy and even help the team carry out a turtle health check. Inspect their eyes, nose and mouth, as well as checking their flippers and shell then report back to us on your vet examination form.

Take part in the turtle trail and find out about more about the species that live all around the world and the challenges they face.

Enjoy interactive presentations from our guiding team at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and get your face painted in Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm. Plus we will be giving you the chance the put your questions to our Turtle Keepers via our Facebook page each week. So get your thinking caps on! 

Visitors to the turtle hospital will also receive exciting discounts in the shop, so it’s the perfect time to take home your own cuddly turtle to care for.

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 £12.60 £14.00
Child (aged 3 to 15) £9.90 £11.00
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £11.70 £13.00
Senior (60+) £11.70 £13.00
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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