• Visit the Museum of the Eye


    The museum is currently closed.

    We are operating in accordance with the Covid-19 public health recommendations.
    Explore our online resources for educators or learning at home.  

    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 Bay Street and Hyde Street, across from the cable car turnaround.


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


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


    Coming soon.


    You can access us by public transit, cable car, car, bike and by foot.

    511.org 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 programs are accessible by all individuals.

    Our entrance and galleries are ADA compliant.

    Please note we do not have a public restroom. Free public restrooms are available next door at Starbucks as well as around the corner, one and a half blocks west on Beach Street at the National Park Visitor Center.

    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 large print exhibition text and magnifying glasses.

    If you would like to book a tour designed specifically for those who experience low vision or blindness, please contact museum staff at museum@aao.org or by telephone at 1 (415) 447-0208.