David J. Sencer CDC Museum

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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.

Current Temporary Exhibitions
Influenza: Complex Virus/Complex History
through December 2, 2022
Men in cots in a tent

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Interior of a Hospital Tent
Watercolor, 1918
Courtesy of Imperial War Museum, London


Organized by the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Influenza: Complex Virus/Complex History traces the global impact of influenza viruses since the 1918 pandemic.  Influenza viruses are biologically and historically unique. Small changes in their genes occur frequently. Abrupt major changes are less common but can have devastating impact. In modern times, recurring influenza outbreaks have prompted virologists, medical professionals, and public health workers to search for ways to prevent influenza transmission and reduce the effects of influenza infections.

Climate & Health
through June 3, 2022
image of the United States

A Decade of Preparing Communities

CDC’s Climate and Health Program is celebrating 10 years of supporting state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies as they prepare for the continuing health impacts of a changing climate. The exhibition includes photographs by prominent photojournalists and dramatic maps to tell representative stories about the intersections of climate and health:  ongoing heatwaves, California forest fires, and flooding in the Midwest.

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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Online Exhibitions
Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Well
CDC History Timeline
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.

Page last reviewed: April 28, 2022