If you can take your eyes off of the stunning oculus in the ceiling you will experience our Think.Meet.Be philosophy through hands-on encounters. Meet a new inventor every Saturday and learn about their invention. Discover the science behind their creativity and make something of your own.
We teach students using the "Cade Way" so they learn to think creatively like inventors - to use their own imaginations with a mixture of human history and the arts. When students approach science in that way, they begin to see patterns and meaning in their experiments and research. The Creativity Lab emphasizes who, not just the what and why behind technology and new ideas. And, by the way, we have a lot of fun too!
We know that you're thinking fabulous...right? Close! Fab is actually short for fabrication, which is just a fancy word for manufacturing, constructing, or inventing. And believe us...it's incredibly fabulous. In the Fab Lab, you enter a world where state-of-art technologies work hand-in-hand with traditional tools and materials: computers, 3D printers and scanners, laser cutters, soldering stations, hand tools, and everyday objects. Working on your own or with your fellow genius inventors, you'll build robots, design in the third dimension, blast rockets, and prototype ideas, all while growing your knowledge of STEAM-based concepts.
Idea Atelier in the Petty Family Gallery
Although the name may be hard to pronounce, we promise it's easy to find inspiration in this gorgeous space. Take a seat on our unconventional furniture and enjoy the panoramic view of Depot Park while you do a puzzle, play a brain game, or read a book. This is the perfect setting to stretch your imagination in order to create something unique.
The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention is located in a transformed Depot Park in Downtown Gainesville. We believe that transforming a forgotten crossroads into a crown jewel of the community is a compelling symbol illustrating the very essence of the creative process. The architectural design of our museum, with intersecting crossroads, encompasses the overarching theme of purposeful creativity, and will allow visitors to connect their own experiences to the larger narrative of the human creative endeavor. The Cade Museum occupies a prime position in downtown Gainesville's Depot Park.