• Public Events

    Docent-Led Gallery Tour
    A young woman with dark hair and a yellow sweater talks to a crown of five or six men and women. She is gesturing at a white sign that reads: Cataracts, with an image of a gray fighter plane on it. There is a white table under the sign with a black touchscreen and a large plastic artifact case. They all stand in a gray museum gallery with gray walls.2:00pm, Wednesday - Sunday

    Join a museum staff member or volunteer for a free guided walking tour of the museum galleries, focusing on anatomy, history, and new innovations. 

    October 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022
    "Ocular Oddities: Weird and Wild Stories in Ophthalmology"- 
    2:00pm, Wednesday - Sunday

    We have a new walking tour just in time for the Halloween season! Throughout October, join us at 2:00pm for a new docent-led tour: “Ocular Oddities: Weird and Wild Stories in Ophthalmology.” Stroll through the galleries and learn more about the strange and sometimes spooky stories behind the objects in the museum’s collection. 

    May 12, 2022 through September 30, 2022
    Spectacular Spectacles from the Touch Collection - 
    A yellow plastic pair of cat-eye eyeglasses sits on a white background.2:00pm, Wednesday - Sunday

    Join us for a hands-on experience with historical glasses from our touch collection. Hold a pair of 19th century wig spectacles, try on a pair of cat eye glasses from the 1960s, and learn more about the history of vision correction. Each event will be led by a museum staff member or volunteer. 

    Upcoming Events

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    Speaker Suggestions

    We’re interested in hearing from local historians, medical professionals, scientists, innovators, start-ups and artists who are interested in presenting at our evening talks. Email your suggestion to museum@aao.org.

    Facilitators, Artists and Educators 

    A man watches a woman use a virtual reality headset. She is a Black woman with short hair and a purple shirt, and she wears a gray plastic virtual reality headset over her eyes. He is a white man with blonde hair and eyeglass, and he turned towards her, smiling. She is gesturing with her hands like she is trying to grab something.We host hands-on activities, workshops and demonstrations that relate to the Museum of the Eye®’s themes in our Education Center, which seats up to 30. If you have designed an activity that you would like us to consider, send your resumé, examples of your work, and why you’d like to work with us to museum@aao.org.

    Book-Related Events

    Do you have a book to launch or publicize that relates to the Museum of the Eye’s themes? Contact museum@aao.org. Please note that at this time, we do not have a retail space or means to sell books.