Cannery Row’s Legendary Man of Science

Pacific Biological Lab
Monterey, California

Historic Cannery Row in Monterey, California, is home to the Lab of ecologist Ed Ricketts. The inspiration for many of author John Steinbeck’s “Doc” characters, Ricketts was a marine biology pioneer whose home and Lab became a gathering place for writers and artists. Our exhibit plan gives visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in the life and work of this fascinating Cannery Row figure.



Strategic Master Planning
Community Engagement Workshops
Interpretive Exhibit Design
Interpretive Framework