Monday-Tuesday Closed Wednesday-Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm
The museum will be closing at 3pm on 12/7/19 and will be closed on 12/19/19 & 12/25/19.
School Field Trips represent a crucial component of the Cade’s mission to educate and equip the next generation of inventors. On many Wednesdays the Cade is welcoming larger school groups, which may impact your access time for exhibits and other museum activities. We want you to know about these larger Field Trip group visits, so you can plan your museum visits accordingly. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Special events may impact the museum's general open hours. Feel free to give us a call for more information 352-371-8001.
Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC): Show your membership card from a participating Passport Program museum (outside a 90 mile radius) and get free admission for up to two (2) adults and two (2) children.
Museums for All: The Cade Museum is pleased to offer a discounted admission fee of $3 to individuals and families presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) or WIC card and a valid form of photo ID.
AAA: $1.00 off | First Responder: 10% off | Military + Veterans: 10% off with ID | ADA Caretaker: Free
The Cade was honored to provide Blue Star: Free admission from May 18 - September 2, 2019 - for active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. We plan to again offer Blue Star free admission next year, during Blue Star days. Please check back for the updated May through September 2020 dates.
Parking is free for the Cade Museum and provided in the following areas: parking lot adjacent to the Cade Museum, parking lot across the street at the Cade Museum Annex, 904 South Main Street, and on-street back-in parking on South Main Street.
The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL Please note: South Main Street near the Cade Museum is currently under construction.
Cade Annex Offices 904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL
Driving Directions: From I75 South Take exit 382 Williston Road. Turn left onto Williston Road/FL-121 and head East. Continue onto FL-331N/SW Williston Road. In 2.6 miles take a slight left onto South Main Street. In 1.8 miles the Cade Museum will be on the right side of the road. From I75 North Take exit 382 Williston Road. Turn right onto Williston Road/FL-121 and head East. Continue onto FL-331N/SW Williston Road. In 2.6 miles take a slight left onto South Main Street. In 1.8 miles the Cade Museum will be on the right side of the road.
The Cade Museum welcomes groups with advance notice. We offer a group admission discount for groups of 10 or more visitors, with access to The Sweat Solution exhibit; Creativity Lab; Fab Lab; our featured guests on the weekends.
Students participating in Cade Museum field trips will receive the following: + Expert instruction in STEAM + Fun and interactive hands-on labs and experiments + Exposure to a "real" lab setting and equipment + Cade Lab loot bag with "make and takes"