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David J. Sencer CDC Museum

1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-4018
+1 404-639-0830
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Unknown Gem of a Museum

I recently visited the CDC museum with my daughters, abs 20 and 10 and my 12 year old nephew. They... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shelby H
via mobile

Definitely an interesting experience but not as good as it could be. The price is right (free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill P
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The Global Health Odyssey features both permanent and changing exhibits that focus on a variety of public health topics. Permanent exhibits include the Global Symphony, an unparalleled multi-media installation and the Roots of CDC, which traces the origins and early history of CDC through 1976. Both self-guided and guided tours are available.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“iron lung” (5 reviews)
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1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-4018
+1 404-639-0830
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recently visited the CDC museum with my daughters, abs 20 and 10 and my 12 year old nephew. They were entertained, but not overjoyed. Exhibits are free. Car will be searched prior to entry and ID is required for ages 18 and over. Current...More

Thank Shelby H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely an interesting experience but not as good as it could be. The price is right (free), parking is free, and the staff is wonderful. Too much floor space used for Ebola and not enough on other topics like aids, Zika, etc.

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several science teachers, friends and I decided to check out a local Atlanta attraction that we had not yet visited. We were fascinated by the history of the Centers for Disease Control and the many public health issues that the center has been involved with....More

Thank DougandJ
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This museum does an excellent job of presenting the work of the various federal government public health related organizations over the course of USA history. It does an equally good job of adding in domestic and international historical events related to and benefitting from the...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I was excited to go to the CDC Museum and took a taxi (20 min ride from midtown) only to learn that it is closed for renovations according to the CDC gate guard. Really! Why couldn't the CDC put this in their website. Shameful!

2  Thank TravelFoodieTex
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I was very excited to visit this museum which documents the CDC's 70 year history. I have been reading more about the discoveries noted in the museum since. The iron lungs were a very solemn display but the polio display brought the Zika scare into...More

Thank Travelcritic78
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My friend found this online for me, it was free to visit and very interesting. You do have to have your car searched before you can go in. It isnt very big but there is quite a lot of information. You don't have to be...More

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We booked a group tour for about 20 people in a group that involved kids, teens, and adults. We were all fascinated and I never heard "I'm bored from any of the kids or teens..." Our tour guide works in one of the labs at...More

Thank Jkshales
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you are interested in learning more about diseases you must visit the CDC. There is a lot of work being done at the CDC which has been well documented in the museum. This museum is free to visit.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Good place to check out if you have a couple of hours to spend. You will have to go through the CDC security so,make sure everyone has identification with them. The guards aren't very friendly, but they probably get tired having to deal with the...More

Thank Mike M
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17 August 2016|
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Response from GreenUnicorn | Reviewed this property |
Free admission and parking after you go through security and they check out your vehicle.