Making Waves Society

make waves instead of riding them


The Florida Aquarium’s Making Waves Society (MWS) is comprised of young professionals from Tampa Bay who share a common passion for conservation and wildlife. Our mission is to immerse MWS members with professional engagement through volunteering, networking and leadership opportunities. We also hold member social events with the Aquarium’s Board of Directors, senior leadership team, and donors, while providing philanthropic support to advance the mission of The Florida Aquarium. Together, we will raise funds and develop friends to ensure the Aquarium continues to thrive for years to come. Help us protect & restore our blue planet.


Upcoming Event & Special Days


Making Waves Society Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 5 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
District Tavern
116 N 12th St. Tampa, FL 33602

Light appetizers will be provided by District Tavern. Cash bar available. Please RSVP by November 26.

Click here to RSVP

Making Waves Membership: $250

Annual Membership for a party of two with unlimited Aquarium admission along with all benefits afforded to annual membership holders.

  • Invitations for you to attend exclusive events and volunteer opportunities (typically six annual 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 (four) monthly installments.


Upgrade your Annual Membership: $300

Annual Membership for a Party of four with unlimited Aquarium admission (along with all benefits afforded to Aquarium Annual Membership).

  • All other benefits listed above