18 or under and still at school or college?

This one week work placement during term time only is suitable for students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13 and studying at school or college. This placement is being offered to students in Hull and East Riding Schools only at the current time. During the placement students will spend time in the gift shop, reception, cafe, education department, guiding within the exhibition and the offices. Hours of work are 10.15am to 4pm on the Monday and 9.30-4pm Tuesday to Friday. Students should wear black shoes and trousers and The Deep will provide a uniform top. Please email your name, school, year group and dates of interest to

Risk Assessments

An annual risk assessment is carried out on behalf of schools by E2W Education to Work Partnership and they have ruled out a list of 'no go' activities within The Deep for all students aged 18 or under including working with animals behind the scenes. We will require a completed E2W form for each student placement. We regret that individual risk assessments by individual schools and colleges is not allowed.

We are now taking expressions of interest for the academic year 2021/2022  from schools and colleges in the Hull and East Riding area only at the current time. Please contact with your details including your preferred dates and school information.

Are you 18 or over studying a Degree in Education, a PGCE or considering a career in Teaching?

The Deep’s education department is staffed by 2 primary school teachers, a high school science teacher and a marine biologist offering a ‘Learning outside the classroom’ experience to visiting schools. This 1-4 week placement (the exact length depends on circumstances of individual students) takes place during term time, 5 days a week from 9-3pm. Students will have mentoring support from one of The Deep’s teachers, enabling students to fully fulfill their course criteria. The Deep welcomes up to 4 school classes each day, with student ages ranges from 4 to post graduate level. Please contact for further information including your preferred dates and college/university information. 

Are you 18 or over and studying marine biology, zoology, veterinary science, animal management or similar as a BTEC, undergraduate or post graduate course at college or university? 

We are not currently offering placements with the aquarists, however should you wish to be contacted once placements become available please email with your details and we will add your request to the waiting list. 

Career information

For further information about working with animals, or for opportunities in the travel and tourism industry please check out the following websites which will assist with career information, further education and jobs.

Working with animals - 

Applying to university -

A career in science -

Studying marine biology at university - 

For further information about working with animals, or for opportunities in the travel and tourism industry, please visit the following websites which will assist with careers information, further education and jobs - ConnexionsBIAZAUCASFuture MorphProspectsNational Careers ServiceThe Department for EducationWise CampaignBritish Ecological SocietyEnvironment JobSociety of BiologyGeolsoc and IBMS.

The Deep also produces an education pack for upper secondary school teachers and pupils who are teaching/studying AS and A level Science. The unit studied is called 'Investigating science at work'. The pack is produced on CD only at a cost of £10 per disc.

Plan your visit

Opening Times

The Deep is open daily from 10am – 6pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 6pm weekends & school holidays (last entry 5pm)

Car parking is available at a cost of £3.75 for 5 hours and £2 from 6pm to 6am. Charges apply everyday including bank holidays. It can become full during school holidays alternative car parks can be found here.

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Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online
Adult £17.75
Child (3 - 15) £14.00
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE
Student*/Senior £16.75

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

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