Our Mission:  The WAVE Foundation, in partnership with the 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:



Gemini Program

The WAVE Foundation has partnered with Thomas More College to offer a Marine Biology college course at Newport Aquarium in which eligible high school students can earn 3 college credits. 




Nauti Nite
Friday, October 21, 2016

The WAVE Foundation invites you to party with the penguins for our 11th Annual Nauti Nite Fundraiser on Friday, October 21st at the Newport Aquarium.

Online ticket sales have ended but tickets may be purchased at the door!

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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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