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  • Two women examine a museum display case. They are both wearing face masks, and one woman is white with dark clothes and dark hair in a bun, while the other woman is white with short cropped brown hair and wearing a long red and blue floral coat. She both are examining a plastic case containing two model skulls and an open book with two drawings of the muscles in a man's face.

    Visit Us in Fisherman’s Wharf 

    The Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye® is located on the ground floor of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, situated in the easily accessible Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood.

    You can find us on the corner of Beach Street and Hyde Street, across from the cable car turnaround.

    Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

    Monday:        closed

    Tuesday:       closed

    Wednesday:  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday:      10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Friday:           10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday:       10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Sunday:         10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Regular Hours (Fall - Winter - Spring)

    Monday:        closed

    Tuesday:       closed

    Wednesday:  11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday:      11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Friday:           11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday:       11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Sunday:         11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Holiday Hours

    The museum is closed on the 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day annually. 


    The museum and its public events are free to the public.


    Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye®
    American Academy of Ophthalmology
    645 Beach Street
    San Francisco, CA 94109


    You can access us by public transit, cable car, car, bike and by foot. is a useful phone and web resource for current Bay Area traffic, transit, rideshare, and bicycling information, including planning a trip by public transit. From within the Bay Area, call 511, and from outside the Bay Area, call 888-500-INFO (888-500-4636).


    Hyde Street Parking Garage is located directly next door to the museum at 655 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109. There are parking meters lining the surrounding streets. A pickup and drop off space is located outside our front door on Beach Street.


    The Museum of the Eye® is committed to ensuring that our site and public events are accessible by all individuals.

    Our entrance and galleries are ADA compliant.

    Note we do not have a public restroom. Free public restrooms are available around the corner, two blocks west on Beach Street at the Maritime Museum.

    Accessibility Options for Low Vision and Blindness:

    We strive to ensure that the museum is accessible for those with visual impairments. Ask the front desk if you would like to make use of our low vision apps, magnifying glasses, or large font museum text.

    COVID-19 Guidelines

    We are operating in accordance with City of San Francisco COVID-19 public health recommendations.