David J. Sencer CDC Museum

David J. Sencer CDC Museum

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

Influenza: Complex Virus/Complex History
Influenza Exhibit

Through December 2, 2022

This exhibition traces the global impact of influenza viruses since the 1918 pandemic. Discover how abrupt major changes in influenza viruses can have devastating impact. Learn how recurring influenza outbreaks have prompted the search for ways to prevent transmission and reduce the effects of infection.

Typhoid Exhibit

Through November 2022

An exhibition about the past, present, and future of typhoid control.  Take a journey through 200 years of thinking and managing infectious disease. Learn how clean water, laboratory surveillance, and vaccine research eventually brought typhoid under control in the U.S. and about the challenges faced around the world.

The Story of CDC
Story of CDC Exhibit


Trace the origins and early history of CDC through its expansion into an agency of public health programs emphasizing prevention. Experience the story through documents, photographs, and objects from the CDC Collection. Learn how CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health threats, both foreign and in the U.S.

Global Health Chronicles
Nigeria. Credit: The Carter Center/E. Staub, The 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.

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
    Government–issued photo ID required for adults over the age of 18
    Passport required for non-U.S. citizens
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Page last reviewed: August 5, 2022