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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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.

Look Up: Washed up Car-go by Chris Dobrowolski

Dates:
March 29, 2017 - June 4, 2017

We are delighted to be co-commissioning a series of artworks around the city in partnership with Hull 2017.

Look Up is a year-long programme of temporary artworks made for the city’s public spaces and places. Each piece is unique and will take place within different seasons of the Hull 2017 programme. All have taken as their inspiration and starting point the work, people and location of The Deep.

For the Made in Hull season, Chris Dobrowolski will be bringing the beach of the Humber to the car park of The Deep. Featuring Hull landscapes and plastic toys, his new installation looks at environmental concerns around plastics and our oceans. Not all the cars parked there will belong to visitors to The Deep, and their contents may surprise you…

Chris Dobrowolski studied at the Hull School of Art, and spent most of his time building different vehicles to escape. He’s somehow come full circle, but is very happy to be making work here in the city once again.

Find out more about what's happening in Hull this year on the Hull 2017 website. 

Marine Art: The BIAZA Photographic Awards

Dates:
May 1, 2017 - June 18, 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.

Each year the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) holds an annual photography competition – The National Zoo Photography Awards.

Dozens of entries are submitted with shots conveying life within a BIAZA collection, work behind the scenes and wildlife in the wild in connection with the zoo or aquariums conservation work.

The competition is open to all staff and volunteers within BIAZA collections. Working with animals provides a unique opportunity to really get to know individuals and offers the chance to capture some truly amazing moments. Keepers and aquarists hold many hidden talents, often being skilled artists and photographers. This competition allows them to show off their creative flare and showcase a remarkable relationship.

Turtle-y Amazing Times

Dates:
May 27, 2017 - June 4, 2017

Enjoy a day at The Deep this half term (27 May – 4 June) filled with turtles, tropical fish and tenti-cool activities.

Make your way around the attraction following the ‘Turtle Terrors’ trail; learning more about the plastic threats to their habitat and helping to avoid them along the way. Then become a turtle-y amazing character at the face painting station in the Explorers' Den between 11am-4pm.

Hear all about some of the animals, large and small, that live at The Deep in presentations held throughout the day. Catch them at the Lagoon of Light at 12, 2 and 4pm, Endless Ocean at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and the Penguin enclosure (lower level) at 11.30am and 3.30pm.

Catch the daily dive show to see our divers get up close with some jaw-some creatures at 2pm each day, you can even get hands-on yourself with some little critters in a touchpool session at Dylan’s Discovery Corner ever half past the hour between 10.30am-4.30pm.

View our May half term timetable of activites here.

Junior Experience Day

Dates:
May 30, 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
Taking part in 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 a place. After this date, the next Junior Experience Days will take place on Tuesday 25 July and Wednesday 26 July.

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