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Hull, England HU1 4DP

The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. Home to over 5000 animals including magnificent sharks, rays, turtles and the UK's only pair of Green sawfish. Not forgetting an array of bugs, snakes, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!

Journey through the dramatic story of the world’s oceans – from tropical lagoons to the chillier northern climes. Enjoy a unique blend of aquaria mixed with interactive stations and information about the work we do as an education and conservation charity.

Catch some of The Deep's daily highlights around the attraction – discover small creatures native to UK shores in our touch pool sessions, see the penguins being fed in one of the twice-daily feeding sessions and watch our divers feed our sharks and rays or cleaning their enclosure during the daily dive show at 2pm.

Finish your visit by taking a walk through the underwater viewing tunnel, before riding in our glass lift through the 10m Endless Ocean exhibit.


Up Coming Events:

1- 11 November 2017
A multi-sensory coming-of-age, supernatural thriller, this is a ground-breaking, world first theatre experience, told through live theatre and 360 degree Virtual Reality. Frogman blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. It will be performed to an audience of 30, who will each be given a VR headset to experience new ways into storytelling in a theatre environment. In association with Brisbane Powerhouse and with guidance from The Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Find out more here


Opens - 21 October 2017
This autumn The Deep will get even more exciting with the arrival of Digi:Sea, our brand new interactive ocean wall. Design your animal at the creation station, upload it to the Digi:Sea wall and see your very own creation become an animated work of art. This immersive experience will draw out your inner artist and is an ideal way for families to get creative together. Find out more here

1 November to 22 December 2017
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


2 – 31 December 2017
Its Christmas capers time and our fun-packed Christmas pantomime is no exception! Running every day from 2 to 31 December, join Fin-derella as she returns home from the Prince’s ball in a classic tale with a fishy twist. This laugh out loud performance has bundles of audience participation, so make sure your little ones don’t miss out at 11:30am and 3:30pm in Endless Ocean (Fin-derella is included in our standard entry price). It is sure to keep children of all ages entertained. Find out more here

10 January 2018

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
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

3 January 2018

Is your child aged 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, including a touchpool session, invetebrate handling, slime making and watching a dive show. Places cost £29.95 and must be pre-booked. Find out more


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

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Phone: 01482 381000

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