The Deep Hull Reviews
Exploring the World's Oceans in East Yorkshire Feb 28, 2015
The Deep aquarium is a major attraction in Hull. It is located, on the bank of the Humber, within walking distance from the City Centre.
Though not particularly cheap for a single visit ( £11.75 for an adult and £9.75 for a child) there is a lot to see and activities to keep the children entertained. Also, if you are able to re-visit over the year, you can apply for a day plus pass form at reception when buying your tickets. This allows you to return to the attraction for free over the next twelve months.
The Deep tells the story of the world's oceans by means of various ‘zones’ within which you can enjoy the stunning aquatic life, demonstrations and audio-visual presentations. Children especially will love to see the sharks, rays, turtles, penguins and other species at this fantastic aquarium.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is the underwater reef representing a tropical lagoon teeming with hundreds of colourful fish. Visitors can view the living corals and shoals of exotic fish through the glass sided tank. Feeding displays are held daily at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
Children can enjoy See animals native to the British seashore at Discovery Corner. They can get up close with smaller creatures such as hermit crabs, velvet swimmer crabs, starfish and sea urchins. ‘Touchpool’ sessions are held here daily.
Other exhibit areas include the Amazon Flooded Forest, Cool seas, Kingdom of Ice (home to the Deep’s latest residents, penguins) and an underwater viewing tunnel which allows you to see sharks, rays and other species as they glide overhead.
Facilities include a childrens’ soft play area, craft area and panoramic restaurant with views across both the city and the river.
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