PENGUIN EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN IN HULL
The first Antarctic penguin display in the North of England
is set to open at The Deep in Hull on Monday 3rd March.
The display, located in The Deep's Kingdom of Ice has been
named 'The Penguins of Grytviken' and will be home to 10
Gentoo penguins; six adults and four juveniles*, which are
joining us from Moody Gardens in Texas.
These VIP residents..... that's Very Important Penguins
will help explain to visitors about the threats to their
habitat, issues surrounding climate change and ocean acidification
as well as exploring food chains and animal biology.
This £750,000 exhibit will give families fantastic
views of the penguins across three floors, both swimming
underwater, on land in their nesting and beach area and
on their very own outdoor balcony. Even the smallest children
can get up close to the new additions with our full length
windows, making it a perfect exhibit for all ages.
The exhibit is themed around Grytviken, an abandoned whaling
port in South Georgia, which in 1966 was abandoned and the
ruins taken over by Gentoo penguins.
Their new home will be kept at a chilly 10°C and has
some exciting features which will help mimic the penguin's
natural habitat including a snow machine and water sprinklers.
They will be hand fed two or three times a day by our team
of experts on small fish like Blue Whiting and Herring and
will also get to enjoy some 'fun foods' such as fish ice
And don't forget, as well as seeing our new arrivals, The
Deep is also home to over 3,500 fish including spectacular
sharks and rays. Journey from the birth of the oceans into
the future and come face to face with hundreds of exotic
Don't miss The Deep's dive show every day at 2pm (please
ask a guide for the days location on arrival). See our divers
go into the tanks and feed our animals - it's not to be
missed! Enjoy getting up close with some of our smaller
animals at Discovery Corner as well as seeing our Scatter
Feeds at the Lagoon of Light.
Finish off your visit with a stop in our brand new sea themed
soft play area; perfect for letting the little ones burn
off some steam.
And lastly, enjoy a walk through Europe's deepest viewing
tunnel and ride through the 10m tank in our famous glass
PAY ONCE AND VISIT FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR FOR FREE - with
The Deep's Day Plus Pass. To find out more, visit www.thedeep.co.uk/ticket.
*Please note the four juveniles will not be at The Deep
when we open the exhibit. They are too young to fly and
will be joining us shortly.
The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in
the world is located in Hull, East Yorkshire. This award-winning
visitor attraction is home to over 3,500 fish including
spectacular sharks and rays - making it the perfect family
The dramatic building overlooks the Humber estuary and is
only a few minutes' walk from the Museums Quarter and Hull
Marina. It offers a unique blend of stunning marine life,
interactives and audio-visual presentations which together
tell the dramatic story of the world's oceans.
Journey from the birth of the oceans into the future. Travel
from tropical lagoons to the icy waters of Antarctica. As
you descend deeper into the oceans come face to face with
sharks, rays, shimmering golden trevally and hundreds of
other exotic species.
Daily highlights include dive presentations and animal feedings
when our fully trained divers go into the tanks, discovery
corner sessions where you can get up close with some of
our animals, taking a ride in our glass lift through the
10m tank and walking through Europe's deepest viewing tunnel.
Visitors can see the superb Amazon Flooded Forest tank which
is home to some striking species including turtles, silver
arowana, ripsaw catfish, motoro stingray, tiger shovelnose
catfish and pacu.
Also Living Rivers, which takes a look at five of the world's
major river systems; the Amazon in Brazil, the Mekong in
China, the Betsiboka in Madagascar, the Rio Grande in Mexico/USA
and the Congo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Living
Rivers is home to fascinating species including red-bellied
piranhas, leaf cutter ants, blue poison arrow frog, emerald
tree boa, African butterfly fish and emperor scorpion; a
real must see for the whole family.
Children can also enjoy our brand new soft play area located
in Deep Blue One with an array of sea themed characters.
And not to worry, there is a largestepped area so parents
can take a seat and enjoy a well-deserved rest.
The Deep is also home to the superb Two Rivers Restaurant
which is open every Friday and Saturday evening from 7pm.
Guests dine in the stunning Endless Oceans Gallery with
sharks and rays as their backdrop and can enjoy a two or
three course meal. Please call 01482 382883 to book a table.
For more information, please contact 01482 381000 (option
3) or visit www.thedeep.co.uk.