Skating Around with Skates

There is a flat fish roaming our local seas and no, we are not talking about a flounder (although they are found here too)! Skates, commonly mistaken for rays, are unique fish that live on the sandy and rocky bottoms of the Gulf of Maine. They are related to sharks and have an endearing “smile” that catches visitors’ attention at the tanks inside the Seacoast Science Center. Learn more about the Little Skate (Leucoraja erinacea) from Naturalist Daryn in the Skating Around with Skates video below.

Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.