There’s only one thing better than keeping fish and that’s making friends that share your interest. The Northwest Arkansas Aquarium Society (NWAAS), pronounced “EN-wahs,” was formed to bring together the aquarist community of Northwest Arkansas and the Ozark region. If you’d like to learn more about fish and meet people who share your interest in the aquarium hobby, you have found the right group!
We meet in person every single month to talk about fish and aquariums. Most meetings have a qualified speaker offering a fascinating presentation. We serve refreshments—worth the cost of dues alone—and offer door prizes and giveaways. Most meetings have mini auctions of fish, plants, and supplies. Many items are unavailable in stores. You can find some real deals and rare fish! Click HERE for meeting location, time, directions, and to learn what a typical meeting is like.
But that's not all you will get with society membership. Besides meeting a fun and lively group of fellow fish geeks, you will find a very active club. In addition to meetings, we make group excursions. Past examples include native fish collecting trips, “shop hops” to aquarium stores in Springfield and Kansas City, and a trip to the Oklahoma Aquarium. We also hold auctions and swap meets, and attend those hosted by other aquarium societies in the region. Auctions and swap meets are special crowd pleasers. Everyone in the community can participate to buy or sell fish, plants, aquariums, and aquarium supplies. Snap up super bargains! Make money selling your excess fish, plants, and equipment. More importantly, these events raise money for the club to bring in outside speakers.
Join the Club!
Everyone is welcome to join NWAAS. We have members of all ages and all experience levels—from beginners setting up their first tanks, to expert hobbyists who have been keeping fish for decades. We have members who are, or have been, breeders, aquarium store managers or owners, and we even have a member who wrote for Aquarium Fish International magazine for over twenty years, and has written several aquarium books. So come have some fun! Come learn more about fish! And come let us get to know you.
Meeting Time and Location
NWAAS meets the second Saturday of every month, at Millwood Christian Church, 3450 W. Pleasant Grove Rd., Rogers, AR (just off I-49 exit #81 west). Come at 3:30 pm to meet and chat with other hobbyists. The program and meeting begin at 4:00 pm.
Check Out Our Website
Besides meeting in person each month, we have a cool website where we can talk about fish every single day! (And where we talk about club business, too.) You can also find us to be very active on Facebook and Band.
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Annual Dues and Membership Details
There is no charge to attend NWAAS meetings and events, or to use the club website, but we hope that you will join the club to help defray our expenses. Membership is very cheap! We especially use this money to pay travel expenses to bring in our awesome, outside guest speakers with their interesting programs. We also have to pay to publicize our events and maintain this website. An NWAAS membership card can be shown to many local dealers for a discount on your purchase!
Please click HERE to see the current dues schedule.
NOTE: This link may be temporarily down, while we remodel our website. Individual dues are $10/yr. Family dues are $15/yr.
Won’t you join the Northwest Arkansas Aquarium Society?
Help us promote our club by printing the "About NWAAS" flyer below and distributing it to your fishkeeping friends!
Updated: 01/20/2023 7:58 pm