• Summer Preview Days Are Here!

    Author: Stephanie Stewart Bailey, Museum Specialist, Truhlsen - Marmor Museum of the Eye 

    If you follow us on social media, you might have heard that we are now open for limited hours for our Summer Preview Days. Starting this fall, it will be time to open our doors a little wider for normal business hours. We are excited to be available for your visit, alongside many other museums and businesses in the Fisherman’s Wharf district of San Francisco.

    Tourists and locals alike have been curiously popping their heads in the door, amazed that we have free admission. Sitting at the front desk we hear their exclamations through the window. Even a small group of preschool-aged children clamored by hand in hand and singing, “Eyeballs, eyeballs, eyeballs!”

    Over the last few weeks, the museum’s front desk has been operated by a talented volunteer. As she departs to finish up school, we are looking for more volunteers and interns to help us as we fully open. Previous experience is not required, but curiosity is! Learn more by emailing museum@aao.org.

    We have even more updates from behind the scenes. You can now download our new museum app! It will enhance your experience by giving you access to self-guided tours, behind-the-scenes content, the ability to search our collection, a calendar of events and much more! You can use it from home to learn as you go or while you visit us onsite. Check it out for free on Google Play and in the Apple Store.

    Our goal is to provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience while exploring the museum’s galleries. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've added precautions to help safeguard our staff and visitors. Take a look at our health and safety guidelines.


    We hope you drop by soon during the remainder of our preview days, or later this fall when we are fully open. Make sure to check our updated hours, as they will be changing over the next few months.