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.

Little Nippers (term time only)

Dates:
January 7, 2020
January 14, 2020
January 21, 2020
January 28, 2020

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) - CANCELLED

Dates:
January 7, 2020

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.

Penguin Awareness Weekend

Dates:
January 18, 2020 - January 20, 2020

P-p-pop on by for some ‘flippin’ fantastic fun. It’s Penguin Awareness Weekend and we have so much going on to keep those happy feet moving.

Venture through the chilly Kingdom of Ice and see the penguins being fed at 11:30am and 3:30pm. This will be followed by the opportunity to meet the keepers and ask them any questions you may have about our feathered friends.

Find out if you have what it takes to be a penguin keeper in our fun interactive presentation at 1pm (in Endless Ocean) and get hands on with real penguin nests, feathers and see how we make our penguin ID bands. Plus you can hear about how penguins breed, the signs of courtship and caring for penguin chicks.

Take a picture with Pebbles the penguin mascot in Endless Ocean at 11am and 3pm then waddle over to Craft Corner for fun face painting from 11am to 4pm.

Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • The Deep is open daily from 10am to 6pm (last entry is at 5pm).
  • Car parking is available at a cost of £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays – alternative car parks can be found here.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online On the day
Adult £13.50 £15.00
Child (3 - 15) £10.57 £11.75
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE FREE
Student*/Senior (60+) £12.60 £14.00

* Students must provide a valid NUS card or proof of age is required for school/sixth form students

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Getting Here

Please use Tower Street or HU9 1TU when using a Sat Nav – this will take you to nearest main road to The Deep.

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