Learning to Fly: Aviation

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention
811 S Main St
Gainesville, FL 32601
United States

Event Description:

Welcomes to the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention! Named for Dr. James Robert Cade, a professor of renal (kidney) medicine at the University of Florida and among the many accomplishments of Dr. Cade, he was the lead inventor of the sports drink known worldwide as Gatorade. Although he is most widely remembered for Gatorade, he was a man of many parts as he described himself as a "physician, scientist, musician, and inventor." His innovative spirit lives on at the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention. Here exhibits, educational programs, and Creativity Labs encourage learners of all ages to think like an inventor, meet an inventor, and be an inventor. In addition to the permanent displays, the Cade has rotating themes from biochemistry and architecture to flight, optics and food innovation to name a few! 

Learning to Fly: Aviation

Wed May 29th 12:00pm - Sun Jul 7th 12:00pm

Welcome to the thrilling world of flight!

Through fascinating new exhibits and experiments in our main Rotunda, plus aviation-themed activities and programs in our Fab Lab and Creativity Lab, you’ll learn the incredible science and inventions behind flight.

See how technology has advanced aviation over the last century, and learn what the future may hold for air and space travel. Meet inventors in aviation each Saturday, and learn how their big ideas are taking flight

Individual daily tickets are available as well as membership programs.


  • FREE admission to the Cade Museum for a year during regular museum hours of operation.
  • Priority registration to speaker series featuring local science, art and creativity experts.
  • Priority access to special events.
  • 10% off in the Cade Museum's gift shop: The Loot Lab.
  • Monthly newsletters detailing events and offerings.
  • Memberships with children receive discounts off Cade Camps
  • Free or discounted admission to over 300+ museums nationwide, ASTC.

Neuron-Core Benefits for one (1) adult: $50 (Click for more information)

Synapse-Core Benefits for two (2) adults living in the same household: $75 (Click for more information).

Axon-Core Benefits for one (1) adult and one (1) child 17 and under living in the same household: $95 (Click for more information).

Neural Network-Core Benefits for two (2) adults and all children 17 and under living in the same household: $150 (Click for more information).



Cade Museum Members: Free

Adults (18+): $12.50

Youth (ages 5-17): $7.50

Child (ages 0-4): Free

Seniors + College Students: $10

Discounts: AAA: $1.00 off | First Responder: 10% off | Military + Veterans: 10% off with ID | ADA Caretaker: Free