Spark Wonder. Invent Possible The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, a museum in Gainesville, Florida, is committed to transforming communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Named after Dr. James Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, the project began in 2006 with a generous gift from Dr. Cade and his wife Mary Cade. Led by their daughter, Phoebe Cade Miles and her husband, Richard Miles, the museum began educational programming and the Cade Prize in 2010. They also started developing plans for a 21,000 square foot museum building in Gainesville’s Depot Park. Since opening in 2018, more than 100,000 visitors have experienced the Cade’s unique hands-on programming for children designed to spark imagination and inspire creativity. The Cade’s programs also help to build bridges to the innovation economy for those without access, low-income families, underserved communities, and those needing assistance to access education and start on the career paths available to them to fulfill their dreams.
Think like an inventor through experiencing their stories in the form of exhibits. Meet inventors & entrepreneurs through forums, classes and other events. Be an inventor and/or entrepreneur by engaging in educational programs.
The museum introduces new exhibits and themes frequently to excite and educate visitors in a different area of science, invention and creativity.
When you visit the Cade, ask lots of questions and roll up your sleeves to try new experiments and experiences to engage all of your senses.
Health and safety are our priorities. We are proud to partner with Violet Defense. Bolstering the strict cleaning protocols already in place, Violet Defense’s mobile ultraviolet disinfection units - currently utilized in hospitals - are used throughout the museum. Learn more.