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About The Deep Aquarium Hull :
Located in Hull, East Yorkshire, The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world.
Situated a short stroll from the marina and city centre, it is in the perfect location for visitors to enjoy Hull and all it has to offer as UK City of Culture 2017.
We are home to almost 3,500 fish including UK’s only pair Green sawfish, spectacular sharks and rays; not forgetting our snakes, invertebrates, turtles and colony of Gentoo penguins!
Journey through the story of the world’s oceans, travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. Take a walk through our underwater tunnel to admire the stunning marine life swimming right above you, before riding in our glass lift up through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peek behind the scenes!
Take a walk through our underwater tunnel to admire the stunning marine life swimming right above you, before taking a ride in our glass lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peek behind the scenes!
There are a host of activities happening at The Deep every single day to enhance your enjoyment and knowledge of our residents. These include: daily dive show, touchpool sessions and penguin feeding time presentations.
Junior Experience Day (3 February 2018, 27 March 2018, 7 August 2018, 29 August 2018, 24 November 2018)
Is your child aged between 8-11 with a passion for marine animals? Then join us for a fun-filled experience day where your youngster can help carry out some of The Deep’s daily activities.
Your child will be part of a group of up to 8 children, who will spend the morning with a member of The Deep’s crew, allowing them to get hands on within the attraction. Activities will include:
· Seeing behind the scenes of our river turtle display and Discovery Corner plant room
· Taking part in a nori feed at the Lagoon
· Cleaning the exhibit acrylic
· Taking part in a slime workshop and touch pool session
· Invertebrate handling
· Question time with a guide
· Trying on a dive kit and watching the dive show
Experiences start at 8:30am and finish at 2:30pm. Places cost £32.50 per child, full payment is required at time of booking. Spaces are limited. Please note: adults are not required to accompany children on the day.
If you would like to book your child a place please call us on 01482 381000 (option 3)
December 12, (2018) January 9, January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6
LITTLE NIPPERS – Don’t get crabby, come to little nippers at The Deep! Join us on Tuesday mornings 9:30am-11:00am for our fun-filled discovery and play sessions. Enjoy sing-a-long and story time in the soft play area along with a light snack. Simply pay standard adult admission once (£12.50) then visit with your little nipper as many times as you like for FREE for 12 months. This includes all visits to the aquarium too! No need to pre-book simply turn up on the day! Please note: Spaces are limited. These sessions are term time only, please check our website for dates
1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018
FISH AND OLIVE ART INSTALLATION – The Deep’s 3rd floor gallery will play home to a thought provoking series of artworks from six artists in 2017, all with a marine theme. Our next installation will feature Greek artists Alexander Reichardt and Katharina Bolesch and includes lithographic prints, jewellery and ceramics.
This work creativity reflects his life-long relationship with the sea and especially of the Aegean. He has travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean world and has lived for many years on the Cycladic island of Naxos where, with his wife, the celebrated potter Katharina Bolesch, he has established the internationally acclaimed Fish & Olive gallery in the ancient village of Halki.
Reichardt’s compelling imagery is based strongly on the motif of the fish as the all-encompassing symbol of the sea and its fruitfulness. His exquisite fish designs feature on the ceramic and porcelain work of Bolesch and are incorporated into artefacts of luminous beauty that include silver jewellery, Naxian marble, brass, wood, and lithographs. Find out more here.
10 January 2018
QUIET DAY – Experience The Deep in a more tranquil environment. Audio will be turned down for those who find the sounds distracting and the lights will be brighter to make the information more clear. You can also enjoy scheduled BSL presentations throughout the day including our scatter feeds, touch pool sessions and dive show. Audio, Braille and large print guides are available free of charge from reception. Standard admission charges apply – there is no need to book. Find out more here.
16 January 2018
HOME EDUCATORS DAY – It’s all about animals in our upcoming Home Educators’ Day. There are exhibits to design and maintain, animals to get to know, tank-mates to decide on, and of course their feeding. An Aquarist’s work is never done. Perfect for children aged 3-16 who are taught at home this exciting event costs £6 per child and includes 1 workshop. Additional workshops cost £3. Adult places cost £7.50. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Find out more here.
DEEP EXPERIENCE – Various dates available – The Deep 1 to 1 Experience is a morning with a difference for those with a love of the marine world. Get hands on and help The Deep crew with a series of day to day activities as well as seeing behind the scenes. Experience days are ideal for youngsters with a passion for the marine world or those looking at getting into a Marine Biology career, but are also perfect for adults with an interest in aquaria. The Deep Experience is suitable for participants aged 8 and above. Exact details are dependent on participant age. Find out more here.
ATM, toilets on every floor, onsite café (open 10-5 serving hot food until 3pm), halfway café (open peak periods only), indoor and outdoor picnic areas, baby changing facilities, paid onsite parking, pushchair friendly, Two Rivers Restaurant (open Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings. See https://www.thedeep.co.uk/two-rivers-restaurant for more information)
Accessible facilities – wheelchair friendly, dedicated disabled/accessible entrance, accessible toilets on all floors, complimentary hire of mobility aids and ear defenders (subject to availability), braille/audio/large print guides available on request.
The Deep, Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP
Phone: 01482 381000
Web Address: www.thedeep.co.uk
Every day 10am until 6pm (last entry 5pm. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
Pricing structure – from £10.50 (child price) under 3s FREE, concessions and family tickets available. Save 10% when you book online at https://www.thedeep.co.uk/ gain FREE entry for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass* All standard entry purchases eligible. Please see https://www.thedeep.co.uk/plan-your-visit/day-plus-pass for further information and full T&Cs
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