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


November 29, 2017; 7:30 a.m. at The Florida Aquarium

Leadership Roundtable, featuring Commissioner Sandy Murman

Space is limited for this member-exclusive event. Please RSVP with the e-mail link below. If you are not a Making Waves Society member and interested in attending, please e-mail us. Non-members can attend one event for a $10 contribution.


December 5, 2017; 6-8 p.m. at Ybor City Wine Bar

Making Waves Society member holiday party

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Libby Joyce ( This event is member-exclusive and each MWS member may bring one guest.


January 10, 2018; 5:30 p.m. at The Florida Aquarium

Making Waves Society monthly meeting.



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Join Making Waves

Making Waves Social Membership: $150

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

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 and a guest 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 (4) monthly installments.


Upgrade your Annual Membership: $300

Annual Membership for a Party of 4 with unlimited Aquarium admission (along with all benefits afforded to Aquarium Annual Membership).

  • All other benefits listed above

Corporate Social Membership: $600

  • Designates 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