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 feed

See our penguins being hand fed by our team of Aquarists at 11:30am and 3:30pm each day. Our loveable colony of Gentoos enjoy a diet of sprat, herring and krill and their food intake is closely monitored to ensure they are kept in tip top health. Please be aware, that the penguin feed can last anywhere up to 1 hour and takes place at the lower level penguin window.

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
June 6, 2017
June 13, 2017
June 20, 2017
June 27, 2017
July 4, 2017
July 11, 2017
July 18, 2017

Don’t get crabby, come to little nippers on Tuesday mornings from 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. 

Marine Art: Nick Hunt

Dates:
July 1, 2017 - August 23, 2017

The Deep’s 3rd floor gallery will play home to a thought provoking series of artworks from six artists in 2017, all with a marine theme.

Nick has a real passion for photography, both above water and below. After leaving a corporate career in 2008 he began travelling around the world for 2 years but now resides in South East Asia working as an underwater photographer.

Having grown up in Hull he now lives in Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand working between seasons in Thailand (Nov – April) and Indonesia (May – Oct).

Since making the decision to leave the UK, he has crossed many continents, visited a number of places and dived many oceans.  As well as exploring the underwater world he has enjoyed his time exploring new countries, cultures and meeting new people from many backgrounds.

He has a real passion for sharing his knowledge and experience amongst his students and jointly with his photographic skills has provided an experience of a lifetime with memories to last.

You can find out more about Nick and view his galleries on his website.

I Love The Deep (22 July 3 September)

Dates:
July 22, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Get creative this summer as we celebrate Hull’s year as City of Culture.

We are challenging you to show off your creative skills in craft corner (open from 11am each day) to help us create a giant montage showcasing your favourite things about The Deep. But first, you have to have to explore the attraction to remind yourself of which exhibits you love, as well as discovering some of our newest additions.

Where to begin? From the very start of time of course! Make your way through prehistoric seas, past tropical lagoons, into the vast open oceans, down to the darkest depths, through the chilly Kingdom of ice and into the future.

Be sure to stop and marvel at the variety of amazing marine life including our newest arrivals, the Loggerhead sea turtles and discover more about them from our guiding team. Enjoy their daily presentations about the animals that live at The Deep throughout the day.

Don’t forget to wave hello to our Aquarists too! You will see them feeding the penguins at 11.30am and 3.30pm, as well as carrying out our daily dive show to feed the animals or give the tanks a good spruce up at 2pm.

So will you accept the challenge? Come on down and show us your jaw-some talents!

Junior Experience day

Dates:
July 25, 2017

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
  • taking part in a Lagoon scatter feed
  • 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 £29.95 each, a timetable of the day's activities can be viewed here. Please call us on 01482 381000 if you would like to book your child. 

Junior Experience day

Dates:
July 26, 2017

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
  • taking part in a Lagoon scatter feed
  • cleaning the exhibit acrylic
  • a touchpool session
  • trying on a dive kit and watching the dive show
  • taking part in a slime workshop
  • Invertebrate handling

Places are £29.95 each, a timetable of the day's activities can be viewed here. Please call us on 01482 381000 if you would like to book your child.

Shark Egg Case Hunt

Dates:
July 29, 2017

We are excited to announce the return of The Sharks Trust Great Egg Case Hunt! This year we have teamed up with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Flamborough to deliver a fun-filled family day out

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Starting at 1pm, we will be taking to the beach to hunt for washed up egg cases and using your ‘Egg Case Hunters Pack’ discover what sharks and rays we have living off the Yorkshire coastline.

Suited for children aged 3 years we will be taking a closer look at our native shark species and what we can do to help them. Exploring other animals that also call Spurn Point home, this is sure to be a great day out for all the family. Every pre-registered child that takes part will also take home a goody bag.

For more information please email us

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 at a cost of £2 for four hours

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 £11.25 £12.50
Child (aged 3 to 15) £9.45 £10.50
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £10.35 £11.50
Senior (60+) £10.35 £11.50
Family of 4 (max 2 adults) £36.90 £41.00
Family of 5 (max 2 adults) £44.55 £49.50
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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