Depot Park – Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

Location:  811 South Main Street

Depot Park – Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention
Depot Park – Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention


The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, located at 811 South Main Street, is a museum of ideas. The question is not what you will see but what will you imagine and create.

Dr. James Robert Cade, a kidney specialist at the University of Florida, was best known as the leader of the research team that invented Gatorade in 1965. In 2004, Dr. Cade and his family established The Cade Museum Foundation in an effort to design and build a 26,000 square foot museum in Gainesville, Florida. The mission of the museum is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries.

The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention offers interactive activities in the Creativity and Fab Labs, hands-on learning in the rotunda, Studebaker Sundays, outdoor educational activities, traveling exhibits, and much, much, more. Cade programming and events are designed to engage guests in “purposeful creativity,” the kind that leads to great inventions, new businesses, and ideas that change the world. Up to date information is available online at the Cade Museum’s calendar of events.

The CRA continues to support the success of Depot Park and the Cade Museum with significant investments to the adjacent South Main Street.  These improvements will increase parking opportunities, improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, increase greenspace and tree plantings, add new high efficiency street lighting, and underground existing overhead utilities.  Visit the CRA’s South Main Street webpage for additional information.

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