Truhlsen - Marmor Museum of the Eye

Truhlsen - Marmor Museum of the Eye

Truhlsen - Marmor Museum of the Eye
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Speciality Museums • Science Museums • History Museums
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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How do you see the world? Find out at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye™, the world’s only free, public museum dedicated to the fascinating science of sight. Look through the pupil of an enormous eye, explore interactive displays and try on a virtual reality headset to see how new technology can impact medicine. Through high-tech exhibits and a renowned collection of ophthalmic artifacts, you’ll discover surprising facts about how your vision works and the field of medicine devoted to protecting it. aao.org/museum
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Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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Kiki
Carmichael, CA1 contribution
This is a reincarnated museum at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. I came here several years ago when the displays were scattered throughout the office's hallways. I saw on Instagram that they now have their own space on the ground floor of the building, so I visited about 2 weeks ago. They've added lots of interactive displays, including VR. I lucked out -- the director, Jenny, was there and she was extremely knowledgeable and answered all my quirky questions. I love medical museums and would definitely recommend this one if you go to SF. Plus, it's free!
Written December 30, 2021
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reyt992
American Canyon, CA43 contributions
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If you are in the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco, I think this little museum is worth the short visit. For one, it's free admission. But (of course there's always a catch), you have to call first to make an appointment and I did it a few minutes before we arrived at the museum. The museum is actually composed of exhibits about the history of opthalmology (science of the eye) in an office run by the American Academy of Opthalmology. Our tour guide was a joy to have and explain the exhibits and fun facts about the tools of the trade through the centuries and rare books from the 1700's. Her name is Jenny and has been working with the academy and museum for 15 years and her love of what she does for the academy clearly showed and we were very lucky indeed to experience the tour with her. A true hidden jewel in San Francisco, very glad we happened to find it. And right around the corner from the museum is Ghiradelli Square for a nice hot cup of coffee or cocoa or a hot fudge on your favorite ice cream or sorbet.
Written January 5, 2016
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Fremont, CA173,389 contributions
We called in advance and had an interesting visit to the intriguing Museum of the Eye. It is a fun experience, but somewhat off the beaten track. Its close to the wharf/Gheridelli area.
Written August 17, 2020
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