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David J. Sencer CDC Museum

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great museum, love the that it is free. There are some repeat items, but very educational. A great... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
eva m
Duluth, Georgia
Great museum, and it is FREE

We spent about two hours here. The CDC has done an excellent job presenting some very interesting... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Patty W
Ogden, Utah
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The David J. Sencer CDC Museum features both permanent and changing exhibits that focus on a variety of public health topics. Permanent exhibits include the Global Symphony, an unparalleled multi-media installation and the Roots of CDC, which traces...more
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1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-4018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We should have checked the website prior to showing up but even 2 guards at the security check point did not know it was closed until a third told them. We were preparing to have our van searched before we were told it was closed....More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great museum, love the that it is free. There are some repeat items, but very educational. A great school outing, too bad they are not open on the weekend.

Thank eva m
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We spent about two hours here. The CDC has done an excellent job presenting some very interesting diseases. The Ebola exhibit was particularly interesting. They also have an iron lung on display. They had a nice Legionnaires display. There is a fair amount of security...More

Thank Patty W
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Security check point proceeded smoothly into a well displayed exhibit of the recent Ebola epidemic. The tour was conducted by the director of the exhibit and a public health officer with direct knowledge of the outbreak in Liberia and other West African countries. Interesting aspects...More

Thank claude46
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I had forgotten all the health challenges the CDC has handled just in my lifetime. Their approach to the polio epidemic, AIDS, Swine Flu etc. was most interesting, in addition to disaster situations that threaten health.

Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I chose to go to the center with a group and found it to be very good. Information was on point. Could use more RECENT things, updated yearly.. however; it was a great experience and Yes, t was FREE!!!!

Thank bobbiebanks2135
Reviewed 11 April 2018

It was an interesting experience, you have to go through security to enter, but I had hoped for more interesting exhibits. They covered a few main topics (mostly Ebola) and the size of the museum isn't that big. I'm assuming they change the topics frequently.

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Was disappointed by the museum. Lots of written materials and not all that much to look at. Can be crowded with school groups. Glad I went, but won't go back.

Thank DawnousAtl
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I had about 2 hours to kill before heading to the airport from Emory. Found the museum very interesting and it’s free! Plan on about 1 to 2 hours depending on how much you like to read

Thank ppochiro
Reviewed 18 February 2018

It's an unusual museum. I've been to a few museums on the history of medicine around the world. But this is not one of them; it's about CDC's history and what it has done, especially about epidemics in recent history. I, for one, would like...More

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Free admission and parking after you go through security and they check out your vehicle.