What are the museum's hours? Thursday-Friday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
How long does a visit take? Visits typically range from one to three hours, but guests have been known to stay even longer!
Can I re-enter the museum after lunch or a walk in the park? Yes. Guests are given a hand stamp that entitles them to re-entry for the day.
What forms of payment do you accept? We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Cards.
Do you sell gift certificates? No. At this time, the Cade does not sell gift certificates.
Is the Cade a children's museum? No, the Cade Museum is not a children’s museum. We welcome all ages, but our offerings are programmed for ages 5 and up. Our exhibits, experiences, and programs have been designed to engage specific ages and interests. In addition, for liability reasons, activities in our labs are geared towards actively enrolled students, kindergarten, and higher education. Adult programming is available throughout our rotunda, exhibits, and special events.
May I drop my children off at the museum unattended? Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Does the Cade offer programming for ages 4 and under? The Little Sparks program, geared toward ages 0-4, takes place on Thursdays at 12:15pm and Saturdays at 10:15am. Little Sparks Story Time takes place on Sundays at 12:15pm.
Is there food available at the Cade? No. We do not sell food.
May I bring food inside the building? No, but there are several seating areas just outside our building where you may eat.
Does the museum have a lost and found? Yes. You can call the museum at 352-371-8001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a lost item. While at the museum, please visit the Front Desk for any misplaced items. Items turned into our Lost and Found will be kept for 30 days.
Do you allow animals? Only service animals are permitted.
Can I use a stroller inside the museum? We do not allow strollers in our Creativity Lab or Fab Lab spaces. We have designated stroller parking inside the museum.
Is there a diaper changing station at the museum? Yes. Our restroom facilities have diaper changing stations.
What are the benefits of becoming a member? + FREE admission to the Cade Museum for a full year. + 10% off in the Museum's Loot Lab (gift shop). + Priority access to special events. + Monthly newsletters detailing events and offerings. + ASTC reciprocal benefits at over 300+ museums nationwide. Click here for more information!
Is there a discount to purchase a membership after paying for general admission? Yes. Please keep your receipt and we will reduce the cost of your membership by the cost of admission for all eligible tickets. Valid same day only.
May I upgrade my membership in the middle of the year? Yes, you may upgrade at any time at the Front Desk or over the phone by contacting us at (352) 371-8001.
If I purchase a membership online, how soon can I visit? Your membership is activated the moment you complete the purchase. Please print the auto-response e-mail or pull it up on your phone at the Front Desk.
How do I volunteer at the Cade? If you are a minimum age of 14, you can be a part of Team Cade. Our volunteer opportunities range from Creativity & Fab Lab to summer camp programming. Click here to find out more!
How do I book group reservations? The Cade Museum welcomes groups to visit during regular open hours. All group visits are self-guided. Please click here for more information. We also provide field trips for school groups and summer camp programs.
Where does the Cade Museum receive financial support? Fundraising, donations, grants, corporate sponsorships, and pledges. We have had several campaigns over the last 13 years led by Phoebe Miles, the Cade Museum’s Founder and daughter of Dr. J. Robert Cade. Her efforts have raised over $14 million through various grants and donations to break ground and complete construction of our 21,000 square foot facility. The Cade Museum depends on donations, grants, sponsorships and other financial support. Please keep in mind we are a non-profit organization with no direct ties to the University of Florida or Gatorade. Gatorade is owned by PepsiCo.
What is the relationship between the Cade Museum, the University of Florida, and Gatorade? The University of Florida has played a historical role in the creation of Gatorade. Dr. Cade, namesake, was the lead inventor on the team that invented Gatorade. Before 1965, there was no sports drink industry. The University of Florida owns Gatorade-generated money used for research in the College of Medicine. The Cade Museum is a nonprofit organization. The Sweat Solution, our only permanent exhibit, provides a summary answer and showcases the invention of Gatorade. Our future programming will also showcase other UF inventions that used Gatorade funding and royalties.
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