Clarkston, 2009, Bryan Meltz
For Immediate Release
Monday, September 21, 2015
Contact: CDC Media Relations
David J. Sencer CDC Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s
National Museum Day Live! Free Admission for All Participants
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, will open its doors from 10 am to 4 pm, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live! event.
On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. The David J. Sencer CDC Museum is always free to the public, so no ticket is necessary.
“We are excited to be participating again in Museum Day Live!” said Judy M. Gantt, director, of the David J. Sencer CDC Museum. “This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate through our exhibitions how, for more than half a century, CDC has been protecting America’s health, safety, and security.”
The David J. Sencer CDC Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, educates visitors about the value of protecting the public’s health, as well as presenting the rich heritage and vast accomplishments of CDC. The museum hosts more than 90,000 visitors each year and provides popular educational programs for students and teachers. Now on view is The Story of CDCpermanent exhibition; the temporary exhibition Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities; and the opening of a new photography exhibition, Working Together. Defeating Ebola, which documents CDC’s work and the support of donors to the CDC Foundation during the ongoing epidemic in West Africa.