Atlanta, Georgia: Centers for Disease Control Museum

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David J. Sencer CDC Museum

Address:
1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
Directions:
I-85 exit 89. Drive east on N. Druid Hills Rd. At the third stoplight turn right onto Hwy 42/Briarcliff Rd. At the fourth stoplight turn left onto Clifton Rd. Drive one mile, then turn right. Government-issued photo ID required for age 18+ visitors. Parking in the CDC garage is free, but sometimes there are no spaces available.
Hours:
M-F 9-5, Th 9-7 (Call to verify)
Phone:
404-639-0830
Admission:
Free
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Centers for Disease Control Museum.

Centers for Disease Control Museum
The world's last hope against deadly pandemics and the Zombie Apocalypse (if you trust depictions in TV and film) is locked down tight, except for this public museum. Exhibits focus on history, disease prevention, detection, and "preparedness." Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/14/2016]

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Centers for Disease Control Museum

Be prepared to have your car scanned for bombs and go through security to get in, but the museum is very cool!

[Bunnyfly, 09/14/2018]

Wall of Disease Microbes.

CDC Museum - Centers for Disease Control

At the Centers for Disease Control museum, each wall is dedicated to a different disease and efforts to contain it. We found the smallpox instruments and the vaccine machine to be very informative. The Wall of Disease Microbes is a great way to enter the museum.

My kids that could read really enjoyed the exhibits and the ones who couldn't read liked the videos. I liked that the displays were well written and very interesting. Be prepared to have your entire car and person searched and don't forget your ID!

[Brooke Lancaster, 08/13/2015]
CDC Museum - Centers for Disease Control

Iron lung, genuine 1976 Legionnaire's Disease water, lots of posters about smallpox. Good stuff, and kind of inspiring that the U.S. government is on the case. Too bad there's no gift shop.

[Pedro G., 08/07/2014]

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