David J. Sencer CDC Museum:
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
Security & Parking
Government–issued photo ID is required for entry for all adults over the age of 16. Please have one of the following:
- Drivers license
- State issued photo identification card.
When you enter the CDC campus, veer right to proceed to the security checkpoint. Identify yourself as a visitor to the David J. Sencer CDC Museum. Security officers will ask to see your picture ID (driver’s license or passport) and will do a quick scan of the undercarriage of your car, van, or bus. Security officers will then ask you to open both the truck and the hood of your car for inspection. You will then be directed to the visitor parking deck (straight ahead). When you walk into the Tom Harkin Global Communications Center from the parking deck (ground level), you are entering the David J. Sencer CDC Museum lobby. Once inside, you will be asked to show your picture ID again. Security officers will have badges waiting for large groups. For smaller groups (who did not schedule a tour) or individuals, security officers will create a security badge that will give you access to the museum.
This process will take at least 15 minutes.
Smaller Groups Traveling by Car or Van:
Once the inspection has been completed by the security officers, you will then be directed to the visitor parking deck (straight ahead).
Large Groups Traveling by Bus:
Once the inspection has been completed by the security officers, you will be directed to the visitor parking deck (straight ahead). Proceed around to the circle and drop off the group in front of the glass doors. Once inside, you will go through another security checkpoint. Security officers will have badges waiting for your group. Buses will not fit in the visitor parking area. Please have your bus driver return to Clifton Road and turn right. At the next light, turn left at the sign for the Emory Conference Center (the road is unnamed) and park along the road that leads to the Emory Conference Center. Please note that buses may not park at the conference center itself. Bus drivers are encouraged to remain with the vehicle in case they are asked to move it (this rarely happens). Visitors are asked to make arrangements to contact their drivers when they are ready to be picked up. Drivers may pick their group up where they were dropped off.