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

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.

A Christmas Coral

November 30, 2019
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Join us each weekend throughout December and throughout the festive period as we we explore the seas of the past, present and future in our fun-packed interactive show at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

You can get crafty too and make your own 2020 calendar – a perfect gift for your family and friends. Activities will be open every weekend from 11am to 4pm in Craft Corner.

Little Nippers (term time only)

December 3, 2019
December 10, 2019
December 17, 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)

December 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.

Christmas Parties

December 6, 2019
December 7, 2019
December 12, 2019
December 14, 2019
December 19, 2019
December 20, 2019
December 21, 2019

At Two Rivers, we like to celebrate Christmas in style. Our Christmas party nights include a three course meal, party games and a disco as well as a fully licensed bar for £39.95 per person.

Enjoy your meal surrounded by our stunning tanks including Endless Ocean, the Amazon Flooded Forest, Cool Seas and Bugs followed by your disco until late. 

To see this years menu please click here

Please click here to see current availability and further information.

Quiet Day

December 14, 2019

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

Join us on Saturday 14th December for our Quiet Day. Throughout the 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. 

We also offer a full programme of BSL signed presentations and show throughout the day, including a special performance by Hull Visual Choir to get you in a festive mood!

We have two suggested arrival times for you to make the most of these signed presentations.


10am arrival:

10.10am Introduction to Timeline

10.30 Touch pool

11.30   Penguin feed

12.00 Lagoon feed

12.30 Endless Oceans

1.00 Cool Seas

1.30 Performance by Hull Visual Choir - join us for some Christmas songs!

2.00 Dive Show (at Lagoon)



1pm arrival:

1.30 Performance by Hull Visual Choir - join us for some Christmas songs!

2.00pm Dive Show (at Lagoon)

2.30pm Endless Oceans

3.00pm Cool Seas

3.30pm Penguin feed

4.00pm Lagoon feed

4.30pm Touch Pool


We also have a range of aids available to hire free of charge for visitors with access needs including ear defenders, Audio and Braille guides, large print guides, MP3 audio guides, international language leaflets, rollators, electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

Normal admission charges apply and there is no need to book.

Please note, there will be no school visits on this day. 

New Year's Eve

December 31, 2019

See in 2020 in style at our New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy a 3 course hot buffet, disco, champagne toast and live Big Ben countdown as you dine and dance alongside the stunning marine life all around you for £49.95 per person.

Tickets include a three course evening meal comprising of a tapas platter starter, hot buffet main course and dessert platter. You can see a full menu here. There will also be a disco in the main Endless Ocean area, amongst the displays and stunning marine life.

A fully licensed bar will operate throughout the evening from 7.30pm until 11.50pm and 12.05am until last orders at 12.30am. A champagne toast will be served at 11.50pm ready to celebrate the New Year! Carriages for 1:15am.

Please note: This event is strictly over 18's only. Book your tickets 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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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.

More information can be found on how to play your part here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film https://www.mi5.gov.uk/what-you-can-do

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