Public Tours

Public Tours of The Plant

You’re coming to visit The Plant? Great! If you haven’t already, please visit our Tours page for more information on what you’ll learn, what and who is allowed, and how to get here. Public tours are offered at the following times:

  • Thursday at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased with cash or check (made payable to “Plant Chicago, NFP”) at the door, or through PayPal, below. Please note:

  1. You do not need to reserve a space for any particular tour, regardless of how you pay. Tickets purchased through PayPal can be used at any public tour, and you’re welcome to just show up at the regular tour times if you would rather pay at the door.
  2. If you purchase your tickets through PayPal, please bring your receipt with you on the tour! Your tour guide will take your receipt as proof of payment.
  3. If you are trying to purchase tickets for a private group tour, please do not use this system; instead, find more information here.


Tour tickets can be purchased using the PayPal link below.  A PayPal account is not required, and the quantity of tickets can be selected on the next page. Please bring a receipt with you to the tour!

enokiBehind the Scenes Mushroom Tour

Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: please check back soon for upcoming dates!
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Price: $20

Join us for an up close look at Plant Chicago’s indoor mushroom cultivation at The Plant. Plant Chicago grows a variety of mushrooms, including enoki, lion’s mane, and several different types of oyster mushrooms year-round at The Plant.This behind-the-scenes tour walks participants through the entire growing process, including parts of the building not regularly featured in our tour program.

Participants will go home with a bag of delicious oyster mushrooms following the tour!

If you have trouble, please email us at tours[at] We look forward to seeing you soon!