Wandering the Milky Way Planetary Partnership Scavenger Hunt
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GAINESVILLE, FLA., Aug 4, 2022— Adventurous explorers are invited to participate in a unique city-wide scavenger hunt that is truly out of this world! The Cade Museum of Creativity and Invention is partnering with seven local businesses across Gainesville to help the public visualize the enormous scale of our Milky Way galaxy. The cosmic collaboration is a physical extension of the museum’s current exhibit, “Wandering the Milky Way” which runs through January 2023.
The Cade serves as the headquarters and first stop on the space-themed scavenger hunt, though players can visit the various stops in any order. As guests enter the museum’s Rotunda, the first thing they see is a scale model of the solar system, plus the dwarf planet Pluto. Text on the display explains that although the planets are in scale to each other, they are too close together. That’s because space is so big that, even at a smaller scale, the planets are very far apart.
To make a map of the solar system that’s truly in scale, the Cade needed to place the planets not just in different locations within the museum but in seven different locations around the City of Gainesville. Every business participating in the Planetary Partnership Scavenger Hunt represents a different planet and its relative distance from the sun. Scavenger hunt players will find a sign at each stop with educational information about a planet and a QR code that leads to a raffle entry form. Four raffle winners will be drawn during the initiative.
Stops on the scavenger hunt include:
To plan your next visit to the Cade Museum, visit CadeMuseum.org
About the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention
The mission of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida, is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Named after Mary Cade and her husband, Dr. James Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, the project has been spearheaded by their daughter, Phoebe Cade Miles, and her husband, Richard Miles, since 2006. They encourage the development of innovation ecosystems through the Cade Prize for Innovation, the Cade's proprietary Innovation Education learning framework, and the 2018 opening of a 21,000 sq. ft. hands-on learning museum designed to promote the development of an inventive mindset which the Cade calls InventivityTM. The Cade believes every person should have access to the right to invent and innovate inherent in the DNA of the United States and works diligently in outreach efforts to bring this understanding to all, with an emphasis on the underserved. To learn more about the Cade Museum visit CadeMuseum.org
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