NOTICE: Wild Dolphin Cruises are unavailable through Monday, Sept. 25 due to annual maintenance on the Bay Spirit II catamaran. The Bay Spirit II is expected to be up and running beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 


The Making Waves Society is a group of Tampa Bay’s future leaders—those that prefer to make waves instead of riding them!

Our mission is to provide leadership development, community involvement, and networking opportunities for young professionals in the Tampa Bay area while providing philanthropic support to advance The Florida Aquarium’s mission, vision, and values. 

We aim to be a resource for you as you navigate the waters of civic engagement and leadership—whether your goal is to join a board, volunteer, or just meet new people, you will find value in this group!

Together, we will raise money for the Aquarium’s education and conservation programs, develop professional skills working alongside the Aquarium’s Board of Directors and Leadership Team and attend exciting networking events and social outings.

 

 






 

 

Upcoming Events 
 
September 20 - Executive Roundtable with Aquarium CEO Roger Germann

Join us for our inagural Executive Roundtable with Aquarium CEO Roger Germann.  Networking will begin at 7:30 am, with discussion and Q&A from 8-9 am.  Coffee and light breakfast will be served at the Aquarium.  The event is free but you must be a member to attend.  RSVP to makingwaves@flaquarium.org

September 27 - Happy Hour at Cena

Join us for Happy Hour at Cena on September 27th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Appetizers and your first drink are on us!

Location:  1208 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Free for members, $10 for guests. Space is limited!  Tickets available at https://flaquarium-3575.wedid.it/ or RSVP to mws@flaquarium.org.

 

October 13 - Duck Pond at Brews by the Bay

Join us for our annual Duck Pond fundraiser!  Details to come.


 

JOIN TODAY!

 
 
Invitations to attend exclusive Making Waves events and volunteer opportunities (at least 6 annually)

Opportunity to serve on the Making Waves Society’s planning committee 

Does NOT include Aquarium membership

 

Invitations to attend exclusive Making Waves events and volunteer opportunities (at least 6 annually)

Annual Aquarium Membership for a Party of 2 with unlimited admission (along with all benefits afforded to annual pass holders)

  • Discounted tickets for all Aquarium events

  • Invitation to joint Aquarist Circle and Making Waves Society mixers

  • Opportunity to serve on the Making Waves Society’s planning committee with like-minded individuals, where you will learn important leadership skills and work closely with the Aquarium’s leadership team

  • Opportunity to pay in (4) monthly installments

     
 
Upgrade your annual Aquarium Membership for a Party of 4 with unlimited admission (along with all benefits afforded to annual pass holders)

All other benefits listed above


Designate 4 employees as members of the Making Waves Society

Invitations for each employee to attend exclusive Making Waves events and volunteer opportunities (at least 6 annually)

Opportunity to serve on the Making Waves Society’s planning committee 

Does NOT include Aquarium membership


 

 

 
Follow the Making Waves Society on Facebook!

For more information or to sponsor the Making Waves Society, e-mail or call Libby Joyce at (813) 724-3334.