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. 

Sawfish Rostra Exhibition

Dates:
September 27, 2019 - April 1, 2020

This winter, visitors will have the opportunity to view a collection of historic sawfish rostra on loan from the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

The display highlights the current threats to the five recognised species of sawfish and their decline, including fishing and environmental changes. These are having a significant impact on sawfish numbers, resulting in them being listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

Learn more about the Citizen Science Project which The Deep is involved in, called ‘See a Saw’. This has the aim of locating as many sawfish specimens around the world as possible to create a clearer picture of historical sizes, numbers and geographical ranges.

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
January 7, 2020
January 14, 2020
January 21, 2020
January 28, 2020

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 admission for 12 months entry, plus £1 per session for your little nipper!

Super Seagrass!

Dates:
February 1, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Join us for an action packed weekend with a twist, and learn all about the superhero of the sea. Seagrass plays a vital role in keeping other animals alive as well as combatting climate change, so help us stop the villains that threaten its future.

Enjoy family friendly presentations each day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and help our conservation team make sand bags in Endless Oceans. These will then be filled with seeds and planted off our coasts to help the seagrass beds grow.

Plus wear your favourite superhero costume on your visit and you could be in with a chance of winning one of our conservation goody bags. Plus a superhero sticker of course!

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
February 4, 2020
February 11, 2020
February 25, 2020

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:
February 4, 2020

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.

Valentine's 2020

Dates:
February 13, 2020 - February 14, 2020

Love is in the air this Valentine’s for just £90 per couple on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 February. 

BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW

Enjoy a sumptuous three course meal, a glass of Prosecco on arrival, a single red rose and tea/coffee to finish. Choose to dine in Endless Ocean, close to the sharks, rays and turtles, or in the more intimate Cool Seas area with the jellyfish.

Full payment is required at the time of booking and tables are available from 7pm onwards.

To see our special Valentine's menu please click here

Please note that bookings are based on a table of 2. For bookings of 3 or more please call us on 01482 382883. 

Critical Chemistry

Dates:
February 15, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Join us this February half term and explore our exciting new exhibit featuring Red lionfish, Dog faced pufferfish, Leopard moray eels and more! Learn about how climate change is affecting our oceans and what this means for the animals who live there.

Take part in our ocean acidification challenge, and find out how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is affecting our sea creatures – you might be surprised what you find!

Enjoy the family activity trail, interactive presentations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, as well as face painting in Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm.  

Meet Children's Author Emma Pickles

Dates:
February 15, 2020

Join us in The ‘Deepartment’ Store from 11am – 3pm for the opportunity to meet children’s author Emma Pickles.

Inspired to write whilst living near the sea, Emma Pickles is an author whose ‘Coastal Series’ of children’s books tell the stories of her under-dog characters Sidney Seagull, Florence Fish and Claudius Crab. Emma’s books deliver a gentle message of difference, diversity and inclusion along the way.

Please note: visitors can meet Emma and have a book signed in the gift shop without purchasing an entry ticket.

Junior Experience Day

Dates:
February 18, 2020

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 £37.50 each and can be booked by clicking here.

Further dates for 2020 include:

  • 14th March - New date released
  • 21st March - Fully Booked
  • 7th April - New date released
  • 26th May 
  • 27th June

Wedding Open Evening

Dates:
February 26, 2020

Are you on the lookout for a unique wedding venue? Why not bob on down to our next wedding preview evening on Wednesday 26 February from 7:00pm to 8:45pm.

This is a great opportunity to view our iconic venue with our dedicated events team on hand to provide information and advice on what we can offer you for your special day.

Our amazing ceremony and reception spaces will be styled up, so you can really get a feel for how your celebration could look.

To pre-book your place at this event, please email us. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.

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
  • 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.

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The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continues to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis.

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