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The Deep

 

The Deep, Hull’s award-winning aquarium, is located just a 60 minute drive from York.

Situated in the City Centre with easy access and on site car parking, visitors can enjoy over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays, as well as a colony of Gentoo penguins.


Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.


 

feed the Sharks

See our divers hand feed the sharks and rays at Endless Oceans (Monday to Friday at 2pm), the smaller inhabitants in the colourful Lagoon of Light on Saturday and Amazon Flooded Forest on Sundays at 2pm.

 

 

Lagoon of Light

*NEW for Spring 2017*
see our new look Lagoon of Light in its final stages of construction from 11 February. Learn more from our team about how the exhibit has been created, before we add the water and fish!

 

touch Pool

Make sure you stop by Dylan’s Discovery Corner at the Lagoon of Light and learn about some of the smaller native species to the UK shores. Join in with our fantastic touch pool sessions throughout the day and meet starfish, velvet swimmer crabs and sea urchins.

 
 

Penguins

Don’t miss The Deep’s newest residents, a colony of Gentoo penguins in chilly The Kingdom of Ice. See them swim and frolic on the ice and learn more about the threats to their habitat, issues surrounding climate change and ocean acidification as well as animal biology and food chains.

 

Glass Tunnel

Walk through our glass tunnel and take in the stunning marine life swimming all around you, before taking a ride in our glass lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. You can even catch a sneaky peek behind the scenes as you go

 

Food & DrinkCastaways café offers a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day. In peak times, a snack bar serving light bites is also available halfway round the attraction. We also offer indoor and outdoor picnic areas.
 
 
The Deep shop

Shopping at the Deep

The Deep also boasts an extensive retail shop, selling a wide range of souvenirs and gifts. From cuddly toys to books, pottery to clothing, there is something to suit all ages and pockets.

Take a look at some of our products here >

Admission Fees

Open daily from 10:00 until 18:00.

The last admission is 17:00 although the recommended latest visit time is 16:00.

 

 

 

Buy online save 10% - www.thedeep.co.uk/ticket-prices
Adult £11.25

Child (aged 3 to 15) £9.45
Children under 3 FREE

Student (in full time education, valid NUS,
University card or proof of age is required for
school and Sixth form students) £10.35

Senior (60+) - £10.35

Family of 4 (maximum 2 adults) - £36.90

Family of 5 (maximum 2 adults) - £44.55

Essential carer - Free Of Charge

Buy on the day
Adult £12.50

Child (aged 3 to 15) £10.50
Child under 3 Free

Student (in full time education, valid NUS,
University card or proof of age is required for
school and Sixth form students) £11.50

Senior (60+) £11.50

Family of 4 (maximum 2 adults) £41.00

Family of 5 (maximum 2 adults) £49.50

Essential carer - Free of Charge

 

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Handy hints

Save 10% by booking your tickets online at www.thedeep.co.uk before you visit. All you need to do is bring the confirmation number with you, and this will be exchanged for your tickets.
The Deep also offers FREE return visits for 12 months with our Day Plus Pass scheme. Simply complete the Day Plus Pass at reception on arrival, and keep it safe for unlimited free return visits (excluding Bank Holidays).

Find out more >

date event
Thu 2 - Tue 28 Feb Marine Art - Mandy Barker at The Deep
Sat 11 - Sun 26 Feb Tropical Reefs at The Deep
Tue 28 Feb Little Nippers (term time only) at The Deep
Wed 1 Mar - Wed 31 May Chris Dobrowolski at The Deep
Wed 1 - Fri 31 Mar Marine Art - Nick ONeill at The Deep
Wed 1 Mar - Sun 30 Apr Marine Art: Nick O’Neill at The Deep
Wed 1 Mar Wedding Fayre at The Deep
Tue 7 Mar Little Nippers (term time only) at The Deep
Tue 14 Mar Little Nippers (term time only) at The Deep
Tue 21 Mar Little Nippers (term time only) at The Deep
Tue 28 Mar Little Nippers (term time only) at The Deep
Tue 11 Apr Junior Experience day (11 April 2017) at The Deep
Tue 11 - Thu 13 Apr Music and Movement at The Deep
Tue 11 Apr Music and Movement at The Deep: Family Workshops b at The Deep
Wed 12 Apr Junior Experience Day (12 April 2017) at The Deep
Wed 12 Apr Music and Movement at The Deep: Family Workshops b at The Deep
Thu 13 Apr Music and Movement at The Deep: Family Workshops b at The Deep
Mon 1 May - Fri 30 Jun Marine Art: BIAZA Photographic Awards at The Deep
Mon 1 May - Fri 30 Jun Marine Art: BIAZA Photography Competition at The Deep
Sat 13 May Shark Egg Case Hunt (13 May 2017) at The Deep
Mon 15 May Pint of Science at The Deep
Mon 15 - Wed 17 May Pint of Science 2017 at The Deep
Tue 16 May Pint of Science at The Deep
Wed 17 May Pint of Science at The Deep
Sat 20 May Beach Clean at The Deep
Sat 1 Jul - Thu 31 Aug Marine Art: Nick Hunt at The Deep
Fri 1 Sep - Tue 31 Oct Marine Art: Ernst Haeckel at The Deep
Wed 1 Nov - Sun 31 Dec Marine Art: Alexander Reichardt at The Deep