Cade Museum in downtown Gainesville prepares for opening weekend


The Cade Museum will finally open this weekend on Saturday May 19 at 9 am.

Executive director Stephanie Bailes said the museum took years of work and planning.

" This has been a 13 year project," Bailes said. "Its been because of a lot of drive and tenacity and because of a huge community effort that we're even able to open our doors tomorrow."

Bailes said the focus of the museum is creativity and invention.

" The Cade Museum is really a place for ideas and not things."

The idea of a UF professor is highlighted in the Sweat Solution Exhibit at Cade. Dr. James Cade invented the popular sports drink Gatorade in Gainesville in 1965.

" Once you go through that exhibit you'll understand that Gatorade is not just a sports drink. It was an innovation. It was something that started new industries and impacted the lives of people all over the world," Bailes said.

Its the only permanent exhibit at Cade. The museum will constantly change its exhibits to reflect the creativity of local inventors.

" Its the stories and ideas that we share in the building that makes this place magic."

Admission :

Adults (18+): $12.50

Youth (ages 5-17): $7.50

Child (ages 0-4): FREE

Seniors/College Students: $10.00

Cade Museum Members: FREE (check in at front desk)

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