OPEN for General Admission Thursday - Friday 12pm-5pm Saturday - Sunday 10am-5pm
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Museum-Wide Theme and In-House Exhibit:
The Great Indoors: Dive into the world of video games and learn where their inventors got their ideas.
Toys and Games: In this latest museum-wide theme, explore inventions related to play.
JA Biztown: Junior Achievement is partnering with the Cade Museum to bring their Biztown program to life for the children of Alachua County. Between January and April, every fifth grader in Alachua County will pass through the doors of the Cade Museum to practice real-world skills like writing a check and voting for mayor. Learn more.
Visit our Spaces page for a map of the museum. See upcoming programs and events on our Calendar.
Adults (18+): $12.50 | Youth (ages 5-17): $7.50 | Children (ages 0-4): Free | Seniors + College Students: $10 Cade Museum Members: Free
The Cade Museum participates in Museums 4 All, providing discounted admission for low-income families, and Blue Star Families, providing discounted admission for military families. Learn more about eligibility for these programs: https://museums4all.org/ https://bluestarfam.org/
New admission prices coming on January 13th plus a discount for JA Biztown:
Adults (18+): $15.00 Youth (ages 5-17): $10.00 Child (ages 0-4): Free Seniors + College Students: $12.50 Cade Museum Members: Free
JA Biztown Discounted Rates(01/13/22 - 04/24/22) The Cade is partnering with Junior Achievement on Biztown, an impactful program for 5th grade students in Alachua County. To accommodate this program, the second floor of the Cade will be closed to visitors Thursday-Friday and open with an exhibit about JA Biztown on the weekends. Recognizing that this is different than the usual museum experience, we are offering discounted admission. Adults (18+): $10.00 Youth (ages 5-17): $5.00 Seniors + College Students: $10.00
The Cade participates in the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program, the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Program, and the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association.
ACM Reciprocal Program provides 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people. The cardholder must be present and is included in the count of six. Additional visitors must pay regular admission price.
ACM members looking to purchase tickets online should call the museum to receive the discount code.
Download the list of participating institutions here.
NARM https://narmassociation.org/members/ There are over 1,000 participating institutions in NARM, including museums, science centers, botanical gardens and more. NARM Members visiting the Cade Museum receive free admission for two adults and all children under 17 living in the same household and they receive 10% off in the Loot Lab gift shop. Must be outside of a 15 mile radius.
Groups of 10+ are welcome Thursday-Sunday for a discounted rate. Groups of 40+ may also visit on other days based on availability.
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
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.
Traveling to Gainesville from out of town?
Take advantage of a special rate at our partner hotel, the Aloft Gainesville - a Marriott hotel.
The Cade Museum is located in downtown Gainesville, with a variety of local businesses just a short walk away. Search for nearby restaurants, art galleries, other museums, and more on the Guide to Greater Gainesville Directory.