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.

Tranquil Tuesdays (term time only)

Dates:
March 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.

CSI Seashore

Dates:
March 30, 2019 - April 28, 2019

We have plenty of fishy fun to keep your little ones entertained this Easter holidays. Join The Deep’s special agents as they take a trip to our native coastline to find out what can be uncovered at the seaside.

Help the CSI division discover who is the rockpool polluter in our fun-packed 'Who Dunnit' trail, lend a hand in the interactive presentation to find out who stole the shells at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and earn a CSI badge of your own.

Lend a hand in our interactive presentation at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, follow Inspector Sharky's trail and make your very own sand art (charge applies for our craft activity). 

See daily dive shows, penguin feeds, get up close in touch pool sessions, ride in the underwater lift and much more too.

Shark Egg Case Hunt - FULLY BOOKED

Dates:
April 6, 2019
July 27, 2019
August 17, 2019

Join us at Spurn Point for our first Egg Case Hunt of the year! Taking place along the East Coast, these free events are being delivered in partnership with the Shark Trust and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in a bid to involve local people in shark conservation.

Ideal for children aged 3 upwards, you can support marine life whilst enjoying a great day out. All participants are asked to wear suitable and sturdy footwear, wellies are ideal! The event is expected to finish by 3pm. All under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

There is a cafe and toilet facilities onsite. 

Register your attendance here.

Meat Free Friday

Dates:
April 26, 2019

The increasingly popular Meat Free Friday is back for April 2019, with a fabulous new menu in tow!

Sample our delicious vegetarian and vegan menu, with two courses for just £25.95 or three courses for £29.95 located in the heart of the aquarium with stunning marine life. You can see the full menu here. Call us on 01482 382883 to book your table. 

Beach Clean

Dates:
April 27, 2019

The Deep is on the lookout for volunteers for our first beach clean of 2019 at Hessle Foreshore. This event is free to attend.

This event is part of the Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) Beachwatch, a nationwide annual beach clean-up and litter survey organised which takes place on beaches all over the UK. Each piece of litter collected is identified, weighed and recorded before being carefully disposed of. The data collected goes towards the Marine Conservation Society’s national survey, which is subsequently used to help raise public awareness of the impact of litter on the environment. 

Suitable for children aged 3 upwards, this is a great way of helping your local environment. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult at all times and will receive a free goody bag for taking part. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothes and sturdy footwear on the day. Gloves and hand sanitiser will be provided on the day. 

To sign up for the event, please click here

Deep Experience

Dates:
April 29, 2019
April 30, 2019

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 - please click here to find out more and to book.

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
April 30, 2019

Don’t get crabby, come to little nippers on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am to 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!

Deep Experience

Dates:
May 1, 2019 - May 24, 2019

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 - please click here to find out more and to book.

Wedding Open Night

Dates:
May 1, 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 1 May 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 by Style My Venue Hull 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.

Colours of the ocean

Dates:
May 4, 2019 - May 6, 2019

Is it better to blend in or stand out? Can looks be deceiving? Discover the wondrous world of colour and vision beneath the waves this May Bank Holiday.

Take part in the interactive presentation at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, and find out how marine animals use colour to impress, hunt and protect themselves. Join the Guides at craft corner and colour in your own flashy fish to turn into a badge from 11am to 4pm. 

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
May 7, 2019
May 14, 2019
May 21, 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 (term time only)

Dates:
May 7, 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.

Junior Experience Day

Dates:
May 11, 2019

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 £32.50 each and can be booked by clicking here.

Further dates for 2019 include:

  • 6 August
  • 22 August
  • 9 November

Endangered Species Weekend

Dates:
May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

It’s time to explore the work of the IUCN… the what, we hear you cry? Hear from our very own Captain Redlist on how The Deep is helping to save animals all around the globe.

Become a science detective and help the team decide which animals need the most help in the interactive show at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in Endless Ocean and earn your own Rockin' Redlister sticker.

Take part in the fun-packed trail around the aquarium, get your face painted in your favourite animal and grab a selfie at the photo station. 

Pint of Science

Dates:
May 20, 2019
May 21, 2019
May 22, 2019

Pint of Science is back for 2019! And we are joining the team to take science out to the masses. Hear all about fascinating discoveries and research going on in Hull.

The Deep will be delivering talks in the Vintage Bar on 20, 21 and 22 May as follows:

  • Reducing Plastic - How Can You Save the Earth? and Seagrass vs. Climate Change
  • The Wierd and the Wonderful - and the Weird Again
  • Sunburst Diving Beetle... Nature's Scuba Diver and Saving Sea Turtles 

Book your tickets online here

Sense-ational Sharks

Dates:
May 25, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Dive in and learn more about super shark senses this May half term! It’s sure to be sense-ational!

Join us in the Endless Oceans Gallery at 11am and 3pm for our interactive shark senses work shop and discover the amazing senses that sharks have used to survive for over 450 million years. You can even try your hand at hunting for prey just like a shark too!

Visit Craft Corner from 10am to 4pm to make you own finger puppet, choose from a shark, stingray or sawfish and don’t forget to follow the sense-ational shark trail as you go round the aquarium to be in with the chance of winning a prize.

Find out more about the Shark Trust #Move4Makos campaign and show your support for ending uncontrolled shark fishing by moving 1 mile. Our guides can give you some great ideas on how to do this when you get home.

Deep Experience

Dates:
June 3, 2019 - June 30, 2019

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 - please click here to find out more and to book.

Tranquil Tuesday (term time only)

Dates:
June 4, 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.

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
June 4, 2019
June 11, 2019
June 18, 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 entry for 12 months entry, plus £1 per session for your little nipper!

World Ocean's Weekend

Dates:
June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Join us this World Ocean Day as we dedicate an entire weekend to celebrate the wonders of the big blue and discover ways in which we can help protect it for the future.

Watch this wave, more details swimming your way soon.

Deep Experience

Dates:
July 1, 2019 - July 28, 2019

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 - please click here to find out more and to book.

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
July 2, 2019
July 9, 2019
July 16, 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 entry for 12 months entry, plus £1 per session for your little nipper!

Tranquil Tuesday (term time only)

Dates:
July 2, 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.

Turtle-y Awesome Summer

Dates:
July 20, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Journey the oceans through the eyes of a sea turtle. Discover the challenges they face, from their massive migrations to the perils of plastic drifting through their watery home. Get hands on in our very own ‘turtle hospital’ and find out what it takes to rescue our flipper-ed friends.

With this and so much more, you won’t want to miss out on this turtle-y awesome summer event!

Junior Experience Day

Dates:
August 6, 2019

NOW 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 £32.50 each and can be booked by clicking here.

Further dates for 2019 include:

22 August
9 November

Junior Experience Day

Dates:
August 22, 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 £32.50 each and can be booked by clicking here.

Further dates for 2019 include:

9 November

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
September 3, 2019
September 10, 2019
September 17, 2019
September 24, 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 entry for 12 months entry, plus £1 per session for your little nipper!

Tranquil Tuesday (term time only)

Dates:
September 3, 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.

Quiet Day

Dates:
September 12, 2019

Experience The Deep in a more tranquil environment on our upcoming Quiet Day.

The audio will be turned down for those who find the sounds distracting and the lights will be brighter to make our information more clear. Audio and Braille guides are also available free of charge at reception, the timetable below includes all BSL signed presentations and shows throughout the day!

  • 10.30 – Touch Pool session at the Discovery Corner - BSL
  • 11.00 – Endless Oceans Presentation – BSL
  • 11:30 - Penguin Feed at the Kingdom of Ice - BSL
  • 12:00 -  Lagoon feed at the Lagoon of Light - BSL
  • 13:00 - Conservation film at Endless Ocean - BSL
  • 13.30 – Touch Pool session at the Discovery Corner  - BSL
  • 14.00 – Dive Show at the Main Tank at Endless Ocean  – BSL
  • 14.30 – Touch Pool session at the Discovery Corner  - BSL
  • 15.00 – Endless Ocean presentations - BSL
  • 15.30 – Penguin Feed at the Kingdom of Ice – BSL

We would suggest the following itineraries to suit your arrival time or you can mix and match to suit your preferences:

  • 10.00am arrival – Touch Pool, Endless Ocean presentation, Penguin Feed, Dive Show in the Main Tank
  • 11.45am arrival – Lagoon Feed, Penguin Film, Touch Pool, Dive Show in the Main Tank, Penguin Feed

Normal admission charges apply and there is no need to book. Please note, there will be no school visits on this day.  

Beach Clean (21st September)

Dates:
September 21, 2019

The Deep is on the lookout for volunteers for our beach clean at Hessle Foreshore. This event is free to attend.

This event is part of the Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) Beachwatch, a nationwide annual beach clean-up and litter survey organised which takes place on beaches all over the UK. Each piece of litter collected is identified, weighed and recorded before being carefully disposed of. The data collected goes towards the Marine Conservation Society’s national survey, which is subsequently used to help raise public awareness of the impact of litter on the environment. 

Suitable for children aged 3 upwards, this is a great way of helping your local environment. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult at all times and will receive a free goody bag for taking part. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothes and sturdy footwear on the day. Gloves and hand sanitiser will be provided on the day. 

To sign up for the event, please click here

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.

Code of Conduct

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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.

For the safety and reassurance of visitors, The Deep reserves the right to carry out random bag searches at reception. To avoid delays, please avoid bringing large bags and rucksacks.

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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