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. 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 a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate which provides access to unique programming, content and expertise. The museum is free and open to the public.

Support the Museum

The CDC Foundation offers unique opportunities for individuals and organizations to support the David J. Sencer CDC Museum. You can make a gift in any amount to the CDC Foundation to support museum programming and operations. Make a gift online and direct your gift to the David J. Sencer CDC Museum.

You may also choose to sponsor an exhibit or a program related to an exhibit to help educate hundreds of visitors about a public health topic and highlight CDC's role in fighting disease and improving health for all. Past exhibits include photo exhibitions, art installations and interactive multimedia learning experiences. 

Visit the Museum

The David J. Sencer CDC Museum is the only part of CDC open to the public. Admission and parking are free.

The museum is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM with hours extended on Thursday to 7:00 PM. The museum is closed on all federal holidays.

The museum is located at:
1600 Clifton Road, NE
at CDC Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30333

For driving directions, parking information and security requirements, visit http://www.cdc.gov/museum/visitor.htm.

Program Description: To serve as CDC's gateway to the public, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum is dedicated to comprehensive scientific learning and outreach. Composed of innovative permanent exhibits representing the breadth of CDC's work and history, topical changing exhibits, a theater and a classroom, this facility serves to educate all who visit about public health and the important work of CDC, with a special emphasis on curriculum-based educational workshops and camps targeting middle- and high-school students.
Funding Partners:
  • Multiple Organizations
Program Partners:
  • CDC's Office of the Associate Director for Communication
Program Location:
Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, USA