• Visit the Museum of the Eye

    The museum is now open.

    We are operating in accordance with the COVID-19 public health recommendations.

    Read our COVID-19 health and safety information. 

    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.


    Monday:        closed

    Tuesday:       closed

    Wednesday:  closed

    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.

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


    The museum and its public programs 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.

    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 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 low vision apps and magnifying glasses.