The Deep aquarium in Hull is holding a Quiet Day next month to allow those with hearing impairments to enjoy a visit without background noise.
On Thursday, September 12, the audio will be turned off to make the attraction more accessible to those with hearing problems and who normally find some of the sounds distracting.
The Deep’s Operations Manager, Louise Kirby explains: "Our Quiet Days are ideal for deaf and hearing impaired visitors, or those who simply prefer a quieter environment. Our audio visual elements will be turned down and lighting will be brighter. In addition there will be scheduled signed presentations in British Sign Language (BSL) throughout."
The following sessions will be taking place:
10.30am - Touch pool session at the Discovery Corner (BSL)
11.00am - Endless Oceans presentation (BSL)
11.30am - Touch pool session at the Discovery Corner
12.00pm - Lagoon feed at the Lagoon of Light (BSL)
13.00pm – Lagoon of Light presentation (BSL)
13.30pm - Touch pool session at the Discovery Corner (BSL)
14.00pm - Endless Oceans presentation (BSL)
14.30pm - Touch pool session at the Discovery Corner (BSL)
The Deep says it would suggest the following arrival times so that visitors can incorporate all signed presentations and other interactive sessions within their visit:
10.00am arrival - Touch pool, Endless Oceans presentation, Lagoon feed
11.30am arrival – Lagoon feed, Touch pool, Endless Oceans presentation
12.30pm arrival - Lagoon of Light presentation, Touch pool session, Endless Oceans presentation.
Everyone is welcome to visit and normal rates apply. If you would like to bring a group of more than 10 people, contact The Deep to make a discounted group booking on 01482 381000.
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