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.

VIP Experience

Dates:
October 1, 2019 - October 18, 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.

International Sawfish Day

Dates:
October 17, 2019

Join us as we celebrate International Sawfish Day on 17 October. Follow the myths and legends trail, take part in the special magical interactive presentation at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and make and decorate your very own sawfish headdress!

Take a photo at the 'sawfie' station in Endless Ocean and share it on our social media channels and make sure you tag #IntlSawfishDay to show your support. You can also enjoy a selection of tasty sawfish themed treats in Castaways Cafe as well as special offers in the Deepartment Store.

And don't miss an amazing display of sawfish rostra from the Horniman Museum and Gardens, highlighting the current threats and the work being done to safegueard these magnificent animals. 

This event was launched in partnership with Sawfish Conservation Society (SCS), the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) and Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in 2017. 

Magic and Saw-cery

Dates:
October 19, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Join us this October half term and be amazed as we explore the myths and legends around one of the world’s most endangered species, the sawfish.

Take part in the very special magical interactive presentation at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily, complete the fun-filled activity trail as you make your way around the building as well as family activities in Craft Corner between 11am and 4pm.

We’ll make sure we bring our own special ‘saw-cery’ to the occasion too!

Junior Experience Day - FULLY BOOKED

Dates:
October 20, 2019

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.

'Frank the Sawfish' Author Book Signing

Dates:
October 23, 2019

Drop in between 11am and 3pm on Wednesday 23 October and meet the author and illustrator of the ‘Frank the Sawfish’ book, Stephanie Matthews and Frances Coles at The Deepartment Store.

Hear more about Frank's journey and quest to find his family in the ocean. This engaging introduction to conservation is a fantastic read for younger children. Get your copy at the event and have it signed by Stephanie and Frances too.

You can also buy signed copies here if you are unable to attend. 

VIP Experience

Dates:
November 4, 2019 - November 29, 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:
November 5, 2019
November 12, 2019
November 19, 2019
November 26, 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 admission for 12 months entry, plus £1 per session for your little nipper!

Tranquil Tuesday

Dates:
November 5, 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.

Wedding Open Evening

Dates:
November 6, 2019

Are you on the lookout for a unique wedding venue? Then why not bob on down to our next wedding preview evening on Wednesday 6 November 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.

Veterans Weekend

Dates:
November 9, 2019 - November 10, 2019

In recognition of the efforts of our wonderful military personnel we’re giving all our veterans FREE ENTRY to The Deep on November 9th and 10th ahead of Armistice Day.

Enjoy a fantastic day out with your family - please note, only Veterans will be admitted free of charge. Other family members or friends will have to pay for admission. 

Just bring along your Veterans ID card, or membership to the Defence Discount Service App as proof.

Junior Experience Day - FULLY BOOKED

Dates:
November 9, 2019

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.

Not On Your Nurdle!

Dates:
November 16, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Would you know your nurdles from your noodles? Don’t let nurdles become a hurdle!

Nurdles are tiny pieces of plastic about the size of a lentil that are increasingly being washed up on the UK’s shores. They’re the bits that nearly all of our plastic goods are made from … and our seas are full of them.  In fact, in one survey 95% of seabirds tested in the North Sea had nurdles in their stomach.

Visit us this weekend and you’ll become a true nurdles expert – and find out what you can do to stop the nurdles nuisance.

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.

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Customer Safety

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.

The Deep reserves the right to carry out random bag searches at reception. To minimise delays, please avoid bringing large bags and rucksacks into the attraction.

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