The Deep

Overview

Hull's award winning aquarium, The Deep is home to over 3,500 fish including Green sawfish, sharks, rays, turtles and a colony of gentoo penguins! Travel through the story of the world's oceans from warm tropical lagoons to the icy cold Antarctic seas. Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations which make it a fun filled family day out for all ages.

Make sure to stop by Dylan's Discovery Corner next to the Lagoon to learn about some of the smaller native species to the UK shores. Join in the fantastic touch pool sessions and meet animals such as starfish and ea urchins every past the hour between 10:30am and 4:30pm. (Please note sessions subject to change). 

Admire the magnificent Endless Ocean exhibit where 2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt make this home to an array of stunning species. Watch the divers feed the majestic sharks and rays here Monday to Friday, the Lagoon of Light on Saturday and Amazon Flooded Forest on Sundays at 2pm.

 Visitors can see the superb Amazon Flooded Forest tank which is home to some striking species including red tailed catfish, ripsaw catfish, motoro stingray, tiger shovelnose catfish and pacu. Many of the animals you will see in here have been rescued from unsuitable homes as part of the Big Fish Campaign. 
 
Don’t miss The Deep’s cheekiest residents, the Gentoo penguins, in the Kingdom of Ice. See them swim and frolic on the ice as well as twice daily feedings. Here you can learn more about the threats totheir habitat, issues surrounding climate change and ocean acidification as well as animal biology and food chains. 

 Descend in to Deep Blue 1 - Living Rivers, learn about five of the world’s major river systems; the Amazon, the Mekong, the Betsiboka, the Rio Grande and the Congo home to fascinating species including Red-bellied piranhas, Blue poison arrow frog, Emerald tree boa, African butterfly fish and Axolotl’s; a real must see for the whole family.

 Finally walk through our amazing 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. Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peek behind the scenes!

  

Events (5)

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Deep Experience (various dates throughout the year – subject to availability)

6th - 5th July 2019

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Little Nippers (Tuesday mornings – term time only)

10th - 13th July 2019

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New event Flippin Fantastic Fun

19th - 20th January 2019

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New event Big Fish Fortnight

21st January - 3rd February 2019

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Junior Experience Day (19 February 2019)

19th - 20th February 2019

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Vouchers (2)

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Save when you book online

4th - 11th September 2019

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Pay once and go free for the year

17th - 24th October 2019

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