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.

Critical Chemistry

Dates:
February 15, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Join us this February half term and explore our exciting new exhibit featuring Red lionfish, Dog faced pufferfish, Leopard moray eels and more! Learn about how climate change is affecting our oceans and what this means for the animals who live there.

Take part in our ocean acidification challenge, and find out how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is affecting our sea creatures – you might be surprised what you find!

Enjoy the family activity trail, interactive presentations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, as well as face painting in Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm.  

Leap Year Weekend

Dates:
February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Join us at The Deep for some hopping good fun this leap year weekend!

Catch our ‘ribbiting’ presentation at 11am, 1pm and 3pm to learn about the exotic and colourful species of frog who live at The Deep as well as native species in the UK. Discover how high a frog can jump and see if you can beat it, find out how they spawn, swim and survive harsh and icy cold winters here in Britain as well as the effects of pollution and climate change.

Our team will give you top tips on how you can help protect frogs and how to create a welcoming environment for them in your gardens at home. You can also decorate your own frog mask to take home in Craft Corner from 11am – 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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