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Ebola - People - Public Health - Political Will, Opening June 19 2017

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.

Now on Display

mosquito photo by Jim Gathany

A Lens on CDC: The Photographs of Jim Gathany
November 15, 2016 – May 26, 2017

For the past 30 years, Jim Gathany has been documenting CDC’s scientific achievements, its significant events, its facilities, and its history. A Lens on CDC will celebrate Gathany’s long career, the artistry of both his scientific and documentary work, and his incredible contributions to CDC.


Museum Info

  • Hours
    Monday: 9am-5pm
    Tuesday: 9am-5pm
    Wednesday: 9am-5pm
    Thursday: 9am-7pm
    Friday: 9am-5pm
    Closed weekends & federal holidays
  • Location 1600 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30329
  • Phone 404-639-0830
  • Admission & Parking Free

Coming Soon

CDC's Emergency Operations Center
Ebola: People ● Public Health ● Political Will

June 19 – December 27, 2017

Ebola: People – Public Health – Political Will is an investigation of the historic 2014-16 Ebola Fever Virus epidemic in West Africa, the United States, and around the world. As the crisis unfolded in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in 2014, it evolved into both a health and humanitarian crisis. When it became clear that Ebola could potentially spread exponentially, threatening global health security, there was a coordinated, massive response.


Hidden History

Museum artifacts in storage
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.


  • Page last reviewed: February 4, 2014
  • Page last updated: December 30, 2016
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