The David J. Sencer CDC Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, uses award-winning exhibits and innovative programming to  educate visitors about the value of public health. The museum hosts approximately 90,000 visitors a year and provides popular educational programs for students and teachers. The facility was established in 1996 in conjunction with the CDC’s 50th anniversary and to coincide with the Centennial Olympic Games. In 2011, the museum was renamed the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, in honor of the longest-serving director of the CDC. It is free and open to the public.

Opened in 1996, this Smithsonian affiliate draws 90,000 visitors a year; from public health officials, school groups, news junkies or The Walking Dead fans. The CDC Museum is home to permanent and visiting exhibits tailored to public health issues: AIDS, Legionnaires disease, smallpox, measles, violence and smoking.


Admission & Parking: Free
Government–issued photo ID required for adults over the age of 18
Passport required for non-U.S. citizens


1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329