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Conferences & Events

The Complexity of Emergencies: Responding through Art
June 16 – September 12, 2008
Organized by the Global Health Odyssey Museum, this exhibition examines the visual art projects of three organizations working with children affected by emergencies, both in the United States and abroad.

Visiting CDC

CDC Visitors Center

Physical Security has developed a visitor information guide for the CDC Clifton Road facility. We recommend that visitors review this information guide prior to their visit.

All visitors to CDC must enter through the Tom Harkin Global Communication Center. Government-issued photo ID is required for entry. Please note that CDC is a working federal facility and as such does not provide public tours of its campus and laboratories.

Please see the Related Links for Directions to CDC Atlanta, tour information, and other visitor information resources.

For more information, please call 404-639-0830.

Global Health Odyssey

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention welcomes the public in to explore the world of public health at its new Global Health Odyssey. This exhibit space supports CDC’s mission by educating all who visit about public health and the beneifts of prevention. Features include the Global Symphony and The Roots of CDC, as well as rotating temporary exhibitions that focus on a variety of public health topics.

The Global Symphony is a must-see for anyone interested in CDC, the health sciences, or even multimedia technology. Spanning 100 feet in length, the installation delivers high impact—utilizing ten rearview projection screens, punctuated by eight plasma screens. The Symphony is designed to educate visitors about CDC´s efforts to combat health threats such as polio, Legionnaires´ disease, and obesity, among others.

The Roots of CDC traces the origins and early history of CDC through 1976. The story is told through documents, photographs, and objects such as an early 20th century quarantine sign, the microscope of Dr. Joseph Mountin—the founder of CDC—early CDC bulletins, and an iron lung. The exhibit will continue to grow as subsequent decades are explored.

Please visit our Changing Exhibits Web page for more information about CDC´s current feature exhibit, Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration, which runs from March 10 until June 4, 2008.

The Global Health Odyssey is open Monday-Wednesday, and Friday from 9AM to 5PM, and Thursday from 9AM to 7PM, except for federal holidays. The exhibits are self guided and no advance reservations are required. Parking and admission are free. All visitors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are required to present a driver's license or passport for entry, and are subject to vehicle inspections.

Related Links

  • Global Health Odyssey

  • Scheduling Exhibit Tours

  • CDC/Emory Disease Detective Camp

  • Speaker’s Bureau Request Form

  • Kid’s Virtual Tour

  • CDC Kid’s Pages

  • Photography Policy on CDC Facilities
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