Plant Chicago leads public and private tours of The Plant, where visitors can see first-hand the incredible impact of a circular economy in action.
Not long ago, The Plant was an abandoned 93,500 square foot industrial space and former meatpacking plant.
Now it’s a larger-than-life experiment and working model for closing waste, resource and energy loops. The facility will eventually divert over 10,000 tons of food waste from landfills each year, while providing enough electricity to power over 250 homes.
During your tour, you’ll see some of our closed-loop tech demonstration projects up close, like an aquaponics farm and algae bioreactor. You can also view food production spaces for tenants at The Plant, including a brewery, British-style bakery, mushroom farm and others.
Learn more about The Plant here.
tons of food waste will be diverted from landfills each year
Tours last about one hour. They are open to all ages, but be aware: The Plant is still undergoing construction. Please keep this mind when touring with children under 7.
Plant Chicago will not be offering the 11:30 am Public Tour on Saturday 6/11. Instead, we will be offering an exclusive tour in partnership with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology from 10 am – 12 pm. The tour will feature free pastries and coffee and a chat on the circular economy with select speakers from The Plant community. Tickets are $12 and available for advance purchase here.
We lead public tours every Saturday at 2pm.
On Farmers Market days, there are two public tours, beginning at 11:30am and 2pm.
Group tours can be arranged Tuesday-Saturday, depending on availability. For more information on booking and pricing a tour for your group, please contact email@example.com
people toured The Plant in 2015