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Get Creative at the New Cade Museum in Gainesville

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The Cade Museum, slated to open later this year, is well on its way to realizing its mission of “inspiring future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries.” Providing visitors with exhibits, programming, and events to get their creative juices flowing, it will be a great place to spend a day with the whole family! Sure to deliver hours of educational fun, it will be an important stop for all innovators and future innovators visiting the Gainesville area.

After you enjoy a day at the Cade Museum, explore the other fun things to do in Gainesville. For some great ideas, take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. Normally, planning a vacation can be time-consuming, but our free guide will save you from hours of research! In it, you’ll find all the information you need, including:

  • Outdoor activities for all skill levels
  • Cultural events and entertainment
  • The best restaurants in the area
  • Festivals and attractions you won’t want to miss

About the Cade Museum

Creativity is key at the Cade Museum. Designed to inspire innovators and “revolutionize art and science,” its exhibits follow a predetermined arc. “Think like an inventor or entrepreneur. Meet an inventor or entrepreneur. Be an inventor or entrepreneur.”

These guidelines help ensure that everything you’ll see at the Cade Museum stays true to its core message. It also means you’ll get to partake in some really exciting programs and events! Core installments will tell the stories of the men and women behind some of the world’s most important inventions. Cade museum classes and lectures will give the public a chance to rub elbows with the creative-by-trade. Finally, exhibits like the Gator Tank and the Creativity and Fab Lab allow participants to explore their own creative potential.

The Man Behind the Cade Museum

The Cade Museum is named for Dr. James Robert Cade. Best known as the inventor of the popular sports drink Gatorade, Dr. Cade was also a professor of renal (kidney) medicine at the University of Florida and an all-around Renaissance Man. He described himself as a “physician, scientist, musician, and inventor,” all of which were reflected many times over in his life. He was also a dedicated philanthropist. Dr. Cade passed in 2007, but the museum named in his honor will carry on his passion for new ideas and his legacy of giving back.

Cade Museum Opening

The Cade Museum will open to the public in mid-2018. Until then, check out the museum’s newsletter to stay informed about programming prior to opening day, opening activities, and other innovative news!

Where to Stay After Your Trip to the Cade Museum

After a day full of fun and learning at the Cade Museum, bring your family back to Sweetwater Branch Inn! We have some of the best accommodations the area has to offer and provide all of the little luxuries your family deserves on a vacation. Many of our rooms feature King sized beds, Jacuzzi tubs, and a blend of modern and period furnishings. If you’re coming with a large family or group, we also have beautiful cottages available for your stay.

In addition to amazing accommodations, our grounds also feature some great amenities for the whole family to enjoy. Our saltwater pool and spa, putt putt green, and library of books and games are definite crowd pleasers. Reserve your room or cottage today to begin planning a family trip you’ll never forget!