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.


Making Waves Membership: $250

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


  • Invitations for you and a guest to attend exclusive events and volunteer opportunities (at least 6 annually)

  • Discounted tickets for all Aquarium events

  • Invitation to joint Aquarist Circle and Making Waves Society mixers

  • Opportunity to serve on a the 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 pass: $300


  • Annual Membership for a Party of 4 with unlimited admission
    (along with all benefits afforded to annual pass holders)


  • All other benefits listed above

For more information, or to discuss payment options, please click here
To enroll today, click here and click on the “Donations” tab.