The David J. Sencer CDC Museum was established in 1996 in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 50th anniversary. The museum is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, with hours extended to 7 PM on Thursday.
The CDC Museum′s mission is to educate visitors about the value of prevention–based public health, while presenting CDC′s rich heritage and vast accomplishments.
Permanent Exhibitions: The Story of CDC explores the history of CDC and the Global Symphony, a multi-screen multimedia installation, features 150 media vignettes and four absorbing videos.
Changing Exhibitions: The CDC Museum mounts four temporary exhibitions a year, each related to CDC’s work.
CDC Disease Detective Camp: This day camp is designed for high-school juniors and seniors, who take on the roles of disease detectives as they learn about public health and epidemiology.
Teacher Workshops: Professional development training is designed to support science education and the incorporation of public health concepts into existing classroom curricula.
CDC History Collection: The CDC Museum preserves CDC’s rich heritage through a collection of current and historic materials reflecting the art, history, and science of CDC.
Want a guided tour for your group of ten or more?
Support CDC’s mission to prevent disease, injuries and disability and to encourage healthy lifestyles through all stages of life
Inform and educate people about public health, demonstrating its relevance and impact on their lives
Educate middle- and high-school students and families about epidemiology and the science of public health
Serve as CDC’s “public” face to promote the past, present, and future work of the agency
PARKING IS FREE. YOU’LL NEED A GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID, SUCH AS A DRIVER’S LICENSE OR PASSPORT, FOR ENTRY. VEHICLE INSPECTION IS ALSO REQUIRED.
Contact the Museum:
David J. Sencer CDC Museum
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Tel: (404) 639-0830
Fax - 770-492-5033
DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau
1957 Lakeside Parkway
Tucker, GA 30084
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