Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

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Basic Information

Address: 811 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone Number: 3523718001
Director: Patti Lipka

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Description:

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention provides you and your students with unprecedented access to world-class inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries, plus dynamic exhibits and hands-on learning that fuel each student's thirst for knowledge. Students participating in Cade Museum field trips will receive the following:
+ Expert instruction in STEAM
+ Fun and interactive hands-on labs and experiments
+ Exposure to a "real" lab setting and equipment
+ Cade Lab loot bag with "make and takes"

Through hands-on lab projects and conceptual immersion with our exhibits, your students will be inspired to think like inventors as they apply these core science concepts:

Pillars of Science - Exploring core content that correlates with CPALMS and NGSS Standards.

Invention - Learning through the lens of invention and innovation, while exploring the lives of visionaries whose inventions have changed our world and continue to improve it.

Exploration - Sparking creativity through hands-on projects and lasting "Make & Takes."

Grade Levels:
K-5
6-8
9-12
Group Type: Three group trip options are offered with a broad range of themes.
Program Type:

For the 2019-2020 season, The Cade is offering three unique Field Trip options to excite and engage students:

I.  Lab & Learn:  Two-hour Creativity Lab Experience
Consists of a two-hour experience in the Creativity Lab. Choose from  any Lab & Learn topics offered.

• 40 students maximum 
• $14 per student*

 II.  Lab & Explore:  Two-hour Creativity Lab & Museum Immersion Blended Experience
Students will be divided into two groups. Group One begins with a one-hour  Creativity Lab experience; Group Two embarks on a one-hour Facilitated Museum Experience, including exhibits and added experiments. Groups switch after one hour  so that all students receive equal time in the Creativity Lab (one hour) and Museum Immersion (one hour). Choose from any Lab & Explore topics offered.  

• 80 students maximum 
• $14 per student*

III. Explore More:  Two-hour Facilitated Museum Immersion
Students will enjoy a two-hour Facilitated Museum Immersion of all of The Cade’s educational exhibits, plus hands-on experiments in our main Rotunda. Large groups will be divided into smaller groups, of up to 20 students each, to ensure an optimal learning experience. 

• 80 students maximum 
• $7.50 per student*

Learn more or book a Field Trip at CadeMuseum.org/FieldTrips, or contact our Field Trip Coordinator at fieldtrips@cademuseum.org or 352-371-8001, ext. 1116.

Field Trip Topics
The Cade offers a broad range of Field Trip options from which to choose. If you have questions while booking your trip, please contact our Field Trip Coordinator to determine the best trip format - Lab & Learn, Lab & Explore, or Explore More - and the topic theme to address your specific goals and the grades of students participating. 

Lab & Learn Topics: 
Topics are designed to correlate with CPALMS and NGSS Standards for each grade level.

•  A Small World Up Close: Story of Insects

•  Acids and Bases

•  Colors, Code, Computers, and OZOBOTS!

•  Cycle of Life: Plants

•  Earth’s Soil and Water: Two Important Resources

•  Everyday Inventions

•  Exciting Electrifying Electrons

•  Harnessing the Power of the Sun

•  How We Build the World: Materials and Math

•  Light, Sound, and a Splash of Edison

•  Magnificent Matter

•  Optics: I See the Light (2nd Grade+)

•  Roadmap of Life: DNA

•  Simple Machines Build the World (3rd Grade+)

•  Sun, Moon, and Earth: We All Need Each Other!

•  That’s SIR Isaac Newton to You

Lab & Explore Topics: 
Each of these Lab & Explore topics are a mini version of their Lab & Learn counterparts. Each topic can be tailored for grades K (second semester) through 8th grade.

•  Matter 

•  Looking at Light 

•  Exciting Electrons 

•  Magnets on the Move 

•  The Force of Newton 

•  Code IT with Colors and Ozobots 

•  Earth Science Builds the WORLD 

•  Flash & Fun 

Due to limited availability for Field Trips in Spring 2019, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Field Trip applications for Fall 2019 will be accepted beginning May 31, 2019. Applications for Spring 2020 Field Trips will be accepted beginning September 30, 2019.

Interested in financial underwriting for a Field Trip? Our Community Partner, Oelrich Construction, has established the Oelrich Construction STEAM grant to bridge the gap between classroom learning and immersive educational experiences at The Cade. 

Registration: Contact fieldtrips@cademuseum.org to register.
Length of Visit: 2 hours
Max. Group Number: 80 Students
Exhibits: The museum offers a broad range of exhibits, including permanent exhibits and travelers. The museum offers a creativity lab and fab lab to deliver a broad range of STEAM instruction and experimentation.
Freebies: Cade Lab loot bag with "make and takes"
Reservations Needed: Yes. Please contact fieldtrips@cademuseum.org
Directions:

The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention
811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL
Please note: South Main Street near the Cade Museum is currently under construction.

Cade Annex Offices
904 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL

Driving Directions:
From I75 South Take exit 382 Williston Road. Turn left onto Williston Road/FL-121 and head East. Continue onto FL-331N/SW Williston Road. In 2.6 miles take a slight left onto South Main Street.
In 1.8 miles the Cade Museum will be on the right side of the road.

From I75 North Take exit 382 Williston Road. Turn right onto Williston Road/FL-121 and head East. Continue onto FL-331N/SW Williston Road. In 2.6 miles take a slight left onto South Main Street.
​In 1.8 miles the Cade Museum will be on the right side of the road.

Mission Statement:

Our Mission
The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention’s mission is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. 

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believe that every student has the innate ability to become a future inventor, so our Field Trips spark wonder and link school-based learning with the world that surrounds each child. Field Trips are designed to complement your curriculum, and diverse themes enable you to bring your students back to The Cade again and again for a continually layered educational experience.