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The Cade Museum - Coming Soon to Depot Park in Downtown Gainesville

The Cade Museum at Depot Park
The Cade Museum - 
Coming Soon to Depot Park in Downtown Gainesville

Gainesville is getting an awesome new museum soon- The Cade Museum of Creativity and Invention.

Although the building is not completed, classes have been taught since 2012-- kids give the science classes rave reviews!

Please visit for more information about the Cade classes.

What is the museum's purpose?  Please see below for the mission (copied directly from the Mission and Philosophy page):  

We Believe in Creativity

Why is creativity our passion?  
Purposeful creativity reflects the character of our namesake, Dr. James Robert Cade, the University of Florida physician that led the team that invented Gatorade in 1965.  Scientist, poet, musician, and a collector of violins and Studebakers, Dr. Cade exemplified joyful creativity with a purpose.  

We Believe in Inspiring Future
​Inventors and Entrepreneurs

Rather than teaching subjects in isolation, unconnected to daily life, we teach and inspire through inventions, creating an interlocking tapestry of experiences.

Like the best museums, the Cade Museum will provide great experiences with interactive learning, programs, and opportunities to grow into your creative potential. "Living Exhibits" connect local and national inventors, entrepreneurs, and creative problem solvers with school children and adults alike.

We Believe in the Power of a Great Idea
We believe that great ideas happen when disciplines intersect in novel and exciting ways. 

Many famous inventors are also musicians and artists, and report that their inspiration often comes when engaged in the arts.  Einstein, an accomplished violinist, even said that the theory of relativity "came to [him] through musical intuition."  

Even the best scientists need a creative team.  The most successful teams often include a mix of disciplines, like theoretical scientists combined with practical engineers or creative designers.

We Believe in Creative Transformation
We believe that transforming a forgotten crossroads into a crown jewel of the community is a compelling symbol illustrating the very essence of the creative process.

The architectural design of our museum, with intersecting crossroads, encompasses the overarching theme of purposeful creativity, and will allow visitors to connect their own experiences to the larger narrative of the human creative endeavor.

The Cade Museum will occupy a prime position in downtown Gainesville's Depot Park. Phase One of our project will be completed by fall 2017 with a 21,000 square foot exceptional design, providing a portal to export our ideas, inventions, and innovations to the world. During Phase Two, an additional 24,000 square feet will be added. 

For more information, please visit

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2 Comments to The Cade Museum - Coming Soon to Depot Park in Downtown Gainesville:

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Anonymous on Monday, January 22, 2018 5:46 PM
Reply to comment on Monday, January 22, 2018 5:46 PM
We can get information about Cade Museum that is famous museum. Many people like to visit this museum. It is said that there are many things in this museum. We can find creativity items and innovations in this museum.
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