We invite you to come inside

For only the third time since its construction in the 1920s, the Mesa Temple will be open for public tours for a limited time between Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, 2021. Visitors can enjoy the temple grounds and gardens year-round, but this is a rare opportunity to COME INSIDE where you’ll experience beautiful architecture, inspiring murals, handcrafted woodwork, masonry, art, and other finishes becoming this sacred building. Everyone is welcome.

Ticket Availability

The open house is free but reservations are strongly encouraged. Those without tickets may attend using the standby line at any time Monday-Saturday, 8am-8pm. Standby line wait times have been minimal especially weekdays and mornings. All tours are available in both English & Spanish.

  • October Tickets Available
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  • 16October 16
    Morning: 82 remaining
    Afternoon: 137 remaining
    Evening: 81 remaining
  • 18October 18
    Morning: 200+ available
    Afternoon: 200+ available
    Evening: Sold Out
  • 19October 19
    Morning: 200+ available
    Afternoon: 200+ available
    Evening: 39 remaining
  • 20October 20
    Morning: 200+ available
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  • 21October 21
    Morning: 200+ available
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  • 22October 22
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  • 23October 23
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  • 25October 25
    Morning: 200+ available
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    Evening: Sold Out
  • 26October 26
    Morning: 200+ available
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  • 27October 27
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  • 28October 28
    Morning: 200+ available
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  • 29October 29
    Morning: 200+ available
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  • 30October 30
    Morning: 200+ available
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  • November Tickets Available
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  • 1November 01
    Morning: 200+ available
    Afternoon: 200+ available
    Evening: Sold Out
  • 2November 02
    Morning: 200+ available
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    Evening: 97 remaining
  • 3November 03
    Morning: 200+ available
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    Morning: 200+ available
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    Morning: 200+ available
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  • 6November 06
    Morning: 156 remaining
    Afternoon: 200+ available
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  • 8November 08
    Morning: 200+ available
    Afternoon: 200+ available
    Evening: Sold Out
  • 9November 09
    Morning: 200+ available
    Afternoon: 200+ available
    Evening: 141 remaining
  • 10November 10
    Morning: 200+ available
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  • 11November 11
    Morning: 100 remaining
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  • 12November 12
    Morning: 200+ available
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  • 13November 13
    Morning: 138 remaining
    Afternoon: 200+ available
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  • 15November 15
    Morning: 200+ available
    Afternoon: 200+ available
    Evening: Sold Out
  • 16November 16
    Morning: 200+ available
    Afternoon: 200+ available
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  • 17November 17
    Morning: 200+ available
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  • 18November 18
    Morning: 200+ available
    Afternoon: 200+ available
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  • 19November 19
    Morning: 200+ available
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  • 20November 20
    Morning: 200+ available
    Afternoon: 200+ available
    Evening: 200+ available

For sessions for individuals with disabilities, click here.

Open House Introduction Video

Reservations

The open house is free but reservations are strongly encouraged. However, a standby line is available. All tour times are available in both English and Spanish.

Open House: Oct 16 – Nov 20

  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday–Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A valid email account is required to confirm your reservation and receive your tickets. Guest limit is 10 per reservation. For groups larger than 10, please make an additional reservation. Babies or children carried don’t need a reservation.

For additional questions, email us at [email protected]

Covid Update

Due to the increase of COVID-19 and its variants, ADJUSTMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE OPEN HOUSE EXPERIENCE:
  1. Rather than viewing the introductory video at the Pioneer Chapel, we invite all guests to view the video online (see above) prior to their temple tour.
  2. FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO THE TOUR ENTRANCE AT THE NORTHWEST GATE OF THE TEMPLE GROUNDS (tours DO NOT start at the Pioneer Chapel building).
  3. To limit exposure, we urge the use of face masks inside the temple and wherever social distancing is not possible.

Tours

The open house experience will be a walking tour through the inside of the temple. The tour entrance is on the northwest side of the temple grounds. Please look for signs. You will enter the temple on the west side, and exit on the east side.

After the tour, you are welcome to explore and take pictures of the temple grounds and gardens. Volunteers are available to answer questions or take photographs for guests.

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

  • Please be prepared to present an electronic (mobile phone) or printed copy of the reservation ticket.
  • Comfortable shoes and modest attire are encouraged.
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the temple, however, a stroller corral is located just outside the security entrance. (Please review other security notices below.)
  • Smoking or vaping is not permitted in the temple and is discouraged on temple grounds.
  • Photography and video recording are prohibited inside the temple but encouraged on the temple grounds. Please use the hashtag #mesatempleopenhouse when posting to your social media.
  • Service animals are not permitted in the temple. If assistance is needed, ushers are available to help.
  • After the tour, everyone is welcome to stop by the visitors’ center across the street for restrooms, cold water, and to learn more.

Parking & Transit

We expect the event to bring thousands of people daily to the temple, which, due to its location and tight physical layout, will create challenges for attendees. LeSueur will be closed to traffic between Main Street and First Avenue. Traffic on LeSueur between First and Second avenues will be restricted to southbound travel only. Please note: Parking on LeSueur will be prohibited.

The following are options for arriving at the Open House and suggestions for making this as hassle-free as possible:

  • Light Rail:  Strongly suggested! You may take the Valley Metro Light Rail from any station on the system to the Mesa Dr/Main St Mesa Temple station. Closest to the temple, free parking for light rail is available at Park and Ride lots at Gilbert Road/Main St to the east and Sycamore (Dobson)/Main St or the Loop 101/Apache Blvd stations to the west. You can purchase fares from ticket vending machines located at the train stations or at Circle K stores. Buy a full-day fare, which costs $4 for adults, to provide round trips on the rail. (Children 6-18 are $2; ages 5 and under are free).
  • Driving: Parking will be limited and traffic around the temple will be restricted. On-street parking will also be available. For the most current parking information click here.
  • Uber/Lyft: If utilizing rideshare services, please instruct the driver to utilize the Passenger Drop-off and Passenger Pickup areas on Hobson.

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • Security measures have been established for the safety of open house guests. No exceptions will be allowed.
  • Please leave valuables at home rather than in your vehicle.
  • All bags will be searched prior to entering the temple. Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″. Please leave other bags at home or secure in your vehicle before entering the temple grounds. Bags cannot be left unattended.
  • Weapons, pepper spray/mace, tasers, or other potentially harmful items are not permitted.
  • Strollers are not permitted in the temple.
  • Safety and security personnel reserve the right to evict anyone who is disruptive, or who poses a risk to others or to the premises. Any activity likely to interfere with the open house or endanger those lawfully assembled will result in eviction from the premises.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Everybody is welcome to attend our events and worship services. We request that all attendees use clean language and treat everyone with respect. We are Christians who do our best to follow the commandments and teachings of Christ. Whatever your background, you’re invited to join us!

Children carried by an adult don’t need a ticket. Children who are walking the tour should have a ticket.

Bring all your children. If you need more than 10 tickets, create another reservation for the same date/time for as many additional tickets as you need. Children carried by an adult don’t need a ticket. No daycare tours, please.

Make another reservation for the same time with additional tickets.

Yes, if reservations are still available for that time slot. The number of remaining reservation tickets each day/time are shown during the ticket reservation process.

Young Single Adult stakes can register to be open house workers starting Monday, August 9. Members of all other temple district stakes can register starting Friday, August 13 @ 8am. A link to the open house worker registration page will be emailed to all stakes on Friday morning (Aug 13).

Each ticket order is limited to 10 tickets. You may place additional orders for up to 10 tickets each. For very large groups or other special circumstances, please email [email protected]

In your order confirmation email, click the “View and manage” link in the “Order Summary” section. The resulting page has the option to cancel your order.

Unfortunately, the number of tickets on an order cannot be changed. You can always delete your order and order new tickets but check to make sure tickets are available for your date/time before canceling. Rather than add tickets to an order, you can order additional tickets for the same date/time.

There are stairs and multiple elevation changes involving two or more steps throughout the tour. Children who cannot walk will need to be carried.

Tickets cannot be added to an existing order, but you can create another order for the same date/time and add the ticket(s) you need. Bring the tickets from both orders when you come. You will be in the same tour group.

Each reservation time from Oct 16 – Nov 20 has up to 10 reservations for those with limited mobility. Select the Special Needs ticket when making your reservation.

There are areas of the tour that are not accessible to power wheelchairs or scooters. However, there will be non-electric wheelchairs and ushers provided to assist guests through the Temple tour.

There are two reasons why you may not receive your confirmation email:
1.) The email went to your junk or spam folder. Please check these email folders and look for email from “Eventbrite.”

2.) The wrong email address was entered in the order. Please email the first and last name you used to reserve tickets and the correct email address to [email protected]satemple.org. We will attempt to find your order and resend you the tickets.

Special Needs tours use an elevator to move between floors. If you can climb stairs without assistance, select a General Admission ticket, otherwise select a Special Needs ticket. Several Special Needs tickets are allocated to every reservation time Oct 16 – Nov 20.

All tickets are included in the same PDF. You may need to scroll down or sideways (depending on the device) to see them all.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. A number of open house days have been completely reserved which means a large number of people are ordering from a smaller pool of tickets. Like airline reservations, the ticket isn’t committed until the order is placed so tickets may not be available if others complete their order before you (even though the tickets were available when you started). If you are experiencing other issues, please email [email protected]

Arizona (except the Navajo Nation) uses MST year round – every year – and does not adjust for daylight savings. This means AZ shares the same time with California during PDT (summer months) and Utah during MST (winter months) but we never have to adjust our clocks forward or back.

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