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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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Great Museum on public health history

A very informative museum on both past and present public health topics and information in the US... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Very Nice Museum about science and diseases

Great museum for anyone who likes unusual things or has an interest in science. It is well... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Decatur, Georgia
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“iron lung” (7 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

A very informative museum on both past and present public health topics and information in the US and globally. The museum is on 2 levels. The first level is the permanent exhibit that provides a nice overview on the history of public health. The second...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great museum for anyone who likes unusual things or has an interest in science. It is well organized and includes a complete history of the CDC. There is an actual iron lung that was used for polio patients. On display is the microscope used at...More

Thank Westgalady
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The CDC museum was full of information and FREE ! The Ebola exhibit through 25 May 2018 was showing while we were there and had video spots as well as showing notes, maps, artifacts, and photos of the effects of the ebola virus. I really...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I had read about this museum and what it meant for human beings around the world in stopping epidemics and saving lives. I had to go see this museum. Be sure to bring a photo ID because security is intense. The viruses and bacteria that...More

1  Thank RandyMartin
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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 13 July 2017 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 30 June 2017

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
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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.