The DEEP Hull
The Deep Hull is One of the Most Spectacular Aquariums in the World
Explore over 4 billion years of ocean history from giant fossils to Megalodon shark teeth. As you journey down the ramp you will follow the history of the oceans’ until the present day, discovering how life came to be on Earth. Walking a timeline, you will meet some of the magnificent animals that lived during this period and take in the textures of the fossil wall, exploring the creatures of ocean’s past.
Lagoon of Light
The Lagoon of Light is home to an array of colourful tropical fish, amazing corals and large mangrove trees; as well as our very own juvenile Zebra sharks who were born and bred at The Deep!
2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt make this display home to some of the most incredible animals in the sea. As well as an impressive school of large Horse-eye jacks, you will see a wide variety of sharks and rays including our Green sawfish – the only place in the UK where you can see them.
Go on a journey with Slimon the snail to discover the slippery, yet sticky, world of slime and the animals whose lives depend on it. Explore this bright and interactive area and learn about some of the animals who use slime to move around, catch their prey or create a poisonous mucus.
Conquer your fears of creepy crawlies in our bugs’ exhibit and discover the marvellous miniature world right under our noses.
Amazon Flooded Forest
Delve into the mysteries of the tropical freshwater habitats. The flooded forests of the Amazon are incredibly productive yet vulnerable environments. See the Black pacu, an enormous vegetarian relative of the piranha and three different types of catfish; the Red-tail catfish, Ripsaw catfish and Tiger shovel-nose catfish.
Experience life in the cool seas, see creatures from our coastal waters and discover the mysteries of deep-water dwellers. The Cool Seas exhibition lets you explore the diversity of life living in cold water.
Kingdom of Ice
Enter this chilly white space and get a feel what it is like to visit the polar oceans by touching the real ice walls. Visit our VIP residents – that’s very important penguins – living in the Kingdom of Ice.
Deep Blue One
Descending through the rainbow tunnel, you enter Deep Blue One. Protecting the world’s rivers is a vital part of protecting planet Earth and by understanding these habitats and the creatures living in them we can change our behaviours to ensure their survival.
Underwater viewing tunnel
Venture into the depths of our Endless Ocean. At 10 metres below the surface, you can enjoy the tranquillity of watching sharks and stingrays gliding overhead through the light-dappled waters. Journey back to the surface in the UK’s only underwater lift or by taking the 81 steps of our Scenic Stairway. You may be lucky enough to spot our divers – why not give them a wave!
SAT NAV (HU9 1TU) this will take you to Tower Street, Hull, the nearest main road to The Deep. VAT GB766931489
OPENING TIMES 10am – 6pm every day, last entry 5pm. The Deep is closed 24th & 25th December Tel: 01482 381000
|Child (aged 3 to 15) – must be accompanied by an adult||£9.45||£10.50|
|Children under 3 – must be accompanied by an adult||FREE||FREE|
|Student (in full time education, valid NUS, University card or proof of age is required for school and Sixth form students)||£10.35||£11.50|
|Family of 4 (maximum 2 adults)||£36.90||£41.00|
|Family of 5 (maximum 2 adults)||£44.55||£49.50|
|Essential carer||Free of charge||Free of charge|
Please note – The Deep is at its busiest during school holidays and on Bank Holidays, particularly between the hours of 11am and 2pm. Please try to arrive outside these times where possible. The quietest visitor times are at 10am when we open or after 3pm.
Our pay and display car parks are £3 for 6 hours 6am-6pm and £1 6pm-6am. Charges apply every day including bank holidays. Please display a valid ticket in your windscreen. Customers attending Two Rivers Restaurant or functions at The Deep are exempt from the £1 night charge. Please note The Deep does not permit leaving dogs in cars.
Buying your tickets online
When you have made your booking, you will be emailed a confirmation number. Simply bring the confirmation number along with you on the day of your visit and join the queue at the Main Entrance. Please note, we have a separate entrance for visitors with additional access needs and pre-organised groups of 10 or more – this is located nearest the Humber.
Tickets bought online still require you to join the main queue and only become active 1 hour after purchase. All tickets bought online include free return visits for you and your party for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. All you need to do is provide your details at reception.