David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Atlanta

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David J. Sencer CDC Museum Reviews
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  • You know you're going to a fun museum when you get your ID checked twice, bags scanned, and car searched. The CDC is a high security free museum that is just a short taxi ride away from a few MARTA st...  more »
  • The CDC museum is a must-see! The museum shows the history of the CDC and their contributions to the public health and well being over the years. It's free admission and free parking, so you can't bea...  more »
  • As a work in the field of microbiology I find these studies fascinating, but I imagined a museum that was a little bigger or with more biosafety level equipment 4 exposed. But I think it was worth the...  more »
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  • The security guards are rude and cannot communicate clearly. When you get to the CDC you go right to the stop signs. There you will be asked for your driver license and open all doors, trunk, and hood. Once inside your asked for your driver license and go through a metal detector. Then you can access the museum. Place is small but very nice. Museum is very informative.
  • Nice museum. It's free so you can't really argue with that. But, cdc, IF ANYBODY IS LISTENING; you can't have an iron lung exhibit and not let people crawl inside for photos. Why? Why even have it? An iron lung DEMANDS photo ops. It's almost cruel and abusive.
  • It is like a private field trip into the world of public heath. The only problem is that, the area is so limited thus obviously some exhibits have been removed to make room for recent additions. I believe much more can be done to transform this place into a best museum for public health in the world. Frankly speaking, for those without a knowledge in the related field, and in the CDC itself, it will likely be very confusing. I do appreciate it because I have read so many books, taken so many courses. For a teenager, I doubt he or she can learn much about the concept it tries to convey.
  • This is a really cool place and is loaded with information. A quick breakdown Good: - free!! - loaded with information on diseases and epide.ics from the recent Ebola outbreak in Western Africa to the AIDS scare of the 90's and even earlier epidemics like Polio and smallpox. - they have a lot of real world items that would have been used in handling outbreaks, helps make these events feel real. (MINOR) Bad: - you're not allowed to take pictures of the outsides of the buildings in the compound and even certain areas inside the museum. This isn't apparent and they don't have signs posted anywhere, when I went to take a picture, I got yelled at by security guards. What's the big deal, they showed it all on The Walking Dead anyway 😂 - the exhibits are really information dense, they're almost daunting to approach because you feel like you're surrounded by walls of text, and they have videos playing in many places with the sound on, (and some areas with headphones). I get easily distracted and wasn't able to read some of the exhibits because of the videos playing around me. - due to security concerns, you must have a state id to enter, so international visitors may not be able to enter., If my rating didn't say it: these negatives are MINOR. I found the museum to be extremely informative and would recommend anyone who can to visit.
  • Great information. Really opens up your eyes to some really interesting information. He current Ebola exibits shows the scope of that epidemic.
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