The Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye utilizes the 38,000 objects in the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation historical collection to celebrate the unique contributions of ophthalmology to science and health. We proudly serve as an educational resource for members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, medical historians, researchers and the public.
The Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye is currently closed for construction. We look forward to welcoming you when we re-open in 2020!
Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye
645 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
No admission fee
The Museum of the Eye is looking for volunteers. Previous experience is not required, but curiosity is!
Our volunteer program brings together a community of individuals who are enthusiastic about museums or science content and like to share knowledge with others. If this sounds like you, contact us today! The museum strives to create a unique and safe space for people from all backgrounds to take advantage of these opportunities. We highly encourage people who identify as underrepresented or otherwise marginalized to apply. And yes! Our building is ADA accessible.
Become a Docent!
We have a range of roles available for your choosing. Docents welcome visitors to the museum and can host fun demonstrations, explain exhibits, or give tours.
For further details on becoming a docent, contact the Museum Specialist, email@example.com
Help the Collection Grow
The Museum of the Eye is always interested in expanding its collection. It is the museum's policy to place all offered gifts before an acquisitions committee for a formal vote. Please contact museum staff with details about your offer of donation, including a detailed description and photos.
All donations are made to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation and are tax deductible. Neither the museum nor the foundation can provide a formal monetary appraisal for artifacts. It is also museum policy not to provide informal estimates of value. Please contact a qualified appraiser if you are seeking to know how much something is worth.