David J. Sencer CDC Museum
Did you ever wonder how CDC scientists merge old-fashioned detective work with high-tech science to crack the cases of mystery diseases?
Proud to be a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Museum is open Monday through Friday, with free admission and parking.
Each year, more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world take advantage of the educational resources here.
Designed to open minds and change how people see CDC, public health, and the benefits of prevention.
The Museum also safeguards CDC’s treasures, collecting and preserving the agency’s history.
Imagine hearing from CDC scientists about the urgent investigation that led to the discovery of Legionnaires disease,
or the study of how humans, animals, and the environment interact in the spread of Ebola.
The Global Symphony presents these stories and more in a multimedia installation that puts you right into the action with compelling narratives and media collages.
Exhibit topics have included AIDS, diabetes prevention, design solutions for the world’ poor,
as well as artwork by children impacted by the September 11th attacks.
The David J. Sencer CDC Museum also has presented the work of world-renowned artists and photographers,
such as Norman Rockwell and Sebastiao Salgado.
On the Museum’s lower level, explore CDC’s storied history
at your own pace through our world-class permanent exhibits.
Learn how smallpox was eradicated. See CDC’s dramatic development into an agency that leads the fight against modern health threats like cancer, obesity, and smoking.
Discover CDC’s pioneering work in environmental health
and injury prevention.
Wonder at the complexity of the transmission electron microscope that CDC scientists used to study hantavirus,
and West Nile virus.
Find out why CDC is headquartered in Atlanta, and how CDC helped NASA during the Apollo 11 moon mission.
Trying on biohazard suits exactly like the ones researchers wear
when they work with highly-infectious agents is a highlight of any tour.
Committed to science education, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum also organizes the popular CDC Disease Detective Camp
for high school juniors and seniors,
as well as teacher training programs in epidemiology.
Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.