Ever wonder how CDC scientists merge old-fashioned detective work with high-tech science to crack the cases of mystery diseases? Get the Story! Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at CDC Headquarters. This unique museum features award-winning permanent and changing exhibitions that focus on a variety of public health topics, as well as the history of CDC. The museum is free and open to the public so we would like to see you soon.
GYRE: The Plastic Ocean
January 26 – June 19, 2015
A flip-flop discarded in Thailand finds its way to Hawaii, and a bottle cast off from a tsunami in Japan becomes Alaska’s beach litter. In a culture dependent upon the modern convenience of plastic, throwaway products of consumption are affecting oceans and shrinking our world as we all become connected through our trash. On display in the temporary gallery, this unique art and science exhibition brings the problem into perspective.
Stories from the Collection
Discover the stories behind the historic objects at the CDC Museum. Learn why they are valuable to CDC's history, and how they came to be a part of the collection.
Closed weekends & federal holidays
- Location 1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
- Phone 404-639-0830
- Admission & Parking Free
Special Curator Tours
Join CDC Museum Curator Louise E. Shaw for a special tour. Tours are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Click below for more information.
Now Live: Summer Camp Applications
Applications are live for the 2015 sessions of CDC’s Disease Detective Camp. The camp is open to upcoming high school juniors and seniors and is held at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Global Health Chronicles
Global Health Chronicles was launched in collaboration with Emory University's Libraries, Global Health Institute, and Rollins School of Public Health. The web site is a series of "Chronicles," each dealing with a different subject.
CDC Museum Button
Go to CDC Museum Social Media Tools to get instructions and the HTML code for the button.
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- Page last updated: February 4, 2014
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