Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention
Opened in May 2018, the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention is a science and technology museum named in honor of Dr. James Robert Cade, a professor at the University of Florida who died in 2007. Cade specialized in renal (kidney) medicine and is famous for inventing the sports drink Gatorade. He also invented other things as well including the first shock-absorbing football helmet and a high-protein milkshake. Cade also made advances in treating autism and schizophrenia through diet modification. He had other interests as well including music and cars. He collected 30 violins, some of which date to the 1600s, and over 60 Studebaker carriages and automobiles dating between the late 1800s to 1965. The museum features a permanent exhibit describing the story behind the invention of Gatorade and space for changing exhibits. Various science-related classes and programs are offered as well.
Backstory and Context
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