Our Mission:  The WAVE Foundation, in partnership with Newport Aquarium, strives to excite, engage and educate our community about the wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conservation.

Programs exist in three core focus areas: education, conservation and volunteerism. WAVE provides unique education curriculum and experiences for students of all ages; supports and provides leadership in local, national and global conservation efforts; and has a vibrant volunteer program with over 500 dedicated volunteers.

The WAVE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization located at:



Dr. Gitte McDonald
January 18, 2017

Join the WAVE Foundation for our next speaker in the “Marine Biology & Conservation Lecture Series."




December 27-30, 2017

Children in grades K-12 are invited to join us for an AQUATIC adventure this winter! This action packed week will include Aquarium adventures, activities, behind the scenes glimpses, and up-close animal encounters, all geared around an exciting theme - Sea Stars of Cinema. Space is limited so register today! 

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State of Kentucky
Special License Plate

If you live in the state of Kentucky you can show your support for the WAVE Foundation by getting your very own Penguin License Plate.

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