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. 

Marine Art: Fish and Olive

Dates:
November 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

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.

Alexander Reichardt is an artist and designer whose unique creativity reflects his life-long relationship with the sea and especially of the Aegean. He has travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean world and has lived for many years on the Cycladic island of Naxos where, with his wife, the celebrated potter Katharina Bolesch, he has established the internationally acclaimed Fish & Olive gallery in the ancient village of Halki.

Reichardt's compelling imagery is based strongly on the motif of the fish as the all-encompassing symbol of the sea and its fruitfulness. His exquisite fish designs feature on the ceramic and porcelain work of Bolesch and are incorporated into artefacts of luminous beauty that include silver jewellery, Naxian marble, brass, wood, and lithographs.

Deep Experience

Dates:
December 1, 2017

Various dates available

The Deep 1 to 1 Experience is a morning with a difference for those with a love of the marine world.

Get hands on and help The Deep crew with a series of day to day activities as well as seeing behind the scenes. Experience days are ideal for youngsters with a passion for the marine world or those looking at getting into a Marine Biology career, but are also perfect for adults with an interest in aquaria. The Deep Experience is suitable for participants aged 8 and above. Exact details are dependent on participant age. 

Find out more here.

Little Nippers

Dates:
December 5, 2017
December 12, 2017

Don’t get crabby, come to little nippers at The Deep! Join us on Tuesday mornings 9:30am-11:00am for our fun-filled discovery and play sessions for children aged 2 and under.

Enjoy sing-a-long and story time in the soft play area along with a light snack.

Simply pay standard adult admission once (£12.50) then visit with your little nipper as many times as you like for FREE for 12 months. This includes all visits to the aquarium too!

No need to pre-book simply turn up on the day!

Please note: Spaces are limited and sessions operate on a first come, first served basis. 

Finderella

Dates:
December 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Come along to our fun-packed Christmas pantomime every day.

Join Finderella as she returns home from the Prince’s ball in a classic tale with a fishy twist. This laugh out loud performance has bundles of audience participation, so make sure your little ones don’t miss out!

Performances will take place at 11:30am and 3:30pm each day in Endless Ocean.

Fin-derella is included in our standard entry price.

Closed

Dates:
December 24, 2017 - December 25, 2017

The Deep will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will open at 10am on Boxing Day as normal.

We are also open on New Year's Day and all other Bank Holidays.

Christmas restaurant

Dates:
December 28, 2017
December 30, 2017

Looking for a quieter Christmas celebration this year? Enjoy a three course festive-themed menu at Two Rivers in the usual serene setting for just £27.95 per person.

Visit our special events page to view the menu. To book, please call us on 01482 382883.

New Year's Eve - FULLY BOOKED

Dates:
December 31, 2017

Join us for a night of sparkle and see in the New Year in style for just £37.50 per person.

Enjoy a three course meal including tapas starter, hot buffet main course and dessert platter as well as a disco and live new year countdown.

To book please call Two Rivers restaurant on 01482 382883.

Please note this event is now fully 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
  • 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 £3 for six 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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