Three public tours of the Ed Ricketts’ Pacific Biological Laboratories, 800 Cannery Row, will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, when the nonprofit Cannery Row Foundation offers “tours and talks” at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Only 15 visitors are allowed in the historic “Ed Ricketts’ Lab” at one time, and reservations for tours should be made at firstname.lastname@example.org — or by phone at 831-917-1937 if necessary.
During each tour through the Lab, seven speakers will describe the ecological significance of Ed Ricketts’ work and the symbiotic relationship that Ricketts shared with his best friend, John Steinbeck. Visitors also will learn how the PBL Men’s Group preserved the ‘Lab’ until selling it to the City of Monterey in 1993, and how they became the founding Board of Directors of the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Walk-ins are welcome, if space is still available. Visitors are asked to dress in layers and bring cameras if desired. The tax-deductible price of tours is $15 to support Foundatio nwork.