The Cade Museum's exhibits, educational programs, and Creativity Labs encourage learners of all ages to think like an inventor, meet an inventor, and be an inventor. And we celebrate the entrepreneurs who turn these ideas into practical realities.
The Sweat Solution | Gatorade from concept to commercialization and beyond.
Our only permanent exhibit, The Sweat Solution, is an interactive exhibit, accessible through our rotunda. The Sweat Solution provides a summary answer to that delicate but necessary question posed in 1965, "Why don't football players ever urinate during a game?" The exhibit will showcase the invention of Gatorade, the lives saved because of its science, the industries that emerged from its invention, and its incredible global impact.
In the Creativity Lab, we've discovered how to do science differently.
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!
Okay, we know what you're thinking. Fabulous Lab, 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.
On the 2nd floor, kids of all ages can play with a variety of puzzles and brain teasers.
Field Trips | Tuesday-Friday, 9:30A-11:30A
At the Cade we inspire students to think like an inventor by showing them how to apply core science concepts through hands-on projects.
Each 2-hour field trip includes three main components:
-Pillars of Science: Core content that correlates with CPALMS and NGSS Standards
-Invention: Learning through the lens of inventors and their inventions
-Explorations: Sparking creativity through hands-on projects and “Make & Takes”
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