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.
We invite you to come inside
Open House Introduction Video
The open house is free but reservations are required. All tour times are available in both English and Spanish.
Schedule of available tickets.*
October 6 (those with disabilities)
October 7 (those with disabilities)
October 8 (those with disabilities)
October 18 (Evening)
October 19 (Daytime)
October 20 (Daytime)
October 21 (Daytime)
October 22 (Daytime)
October 25 (Daytime)
October 26 (Daytime & Evening)
October 27 (Daytime & Evening)
October 28 (Daytime & Evening)
October 29 (Daytime)
November 1 (Daytime)
November 2 (Daytime & Evening)
November 3 (Daytime & Evening)
November 4 (Daytime & Evening)
November 5 (Daytime)
November 8 (Daytime)
November 9 (Daytime & Evening)
November 10 (Daytime & Evening)
November 11 (Daytime & Evening)
November 12 (Daytime)
November 15 (Daytime)
November 16 (Daytime & Evening)
November 17 (Daytime & Evening)
November 18 (Daytime & Evening)
November 19 (Daytime & Evening)
*Updated weekly (Daytime availability is between 8am-5pm, Evening is between 5pm-9pm).
Open House: Oct 16 – Nov 20
- Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday–Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 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]
- 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.
- To limit exposure, we urge the use of face masks inside the temple and wherever social distancing is not possible.
The open house experience will be a walking tour through the inside of the temple. Tours start on the north side of the temple. 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.
- Please be prepared to present an electronic (mobile phone) or printed copy of the reservation ticket at the chapel entrance.
- 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. The tour will begin on the northwest side of the temple. Traffic on LeSueur will be restricted to southbound travel only and parking will be limited. The following are options for arriving at the Open House and suggestions for making this 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. Parking will be available at a few designated lots as shown on the map below. On-street parking will also be available. The following are options for parking:
- Primary Parking Lot: Highly recommended at Mesa Drive/Main St Park and Ride. This lot is accessible from Mesa Drive, Main Street (west bound), and LeSueur (Pioneer Park).
- Secondary Parking Lots: On Hobson Street, Main Street, Olive Street and 2nd Avenue, as shown on the map (see colored boxes on map.) Additional parking may be available at the church building at 525 E. 2nd Avenue, south of the temple.
- On-street parking will be available, but may be restricted or reserved for residents. If parking on the street, please obey the signage where restricted and respect the neighbors by not blocking driveways or parking in restricted or reserved areas. You could be towed if you block a driveway or park where you should not. Please don’t ruin a beautiful experience at the temple!
- Handicap Parking: Located in the parking lot south of the temple as shown on the map. Please enter the parking lot from 2nd Avenue.
- Passenger Drop-off: Primary drop-off areas will be located on Hobson, south of Main Street. Please enter from Main Street. This drop-off area is close to the Tour Entrance and will be the least congested. Additional secondary drop-off areas will be located on LeSueur near 1st Avenue. Please note that travel on LeSueur will be restricted to southbound travel only from Main Street to 2nd Avenue.
- Passenger Pick-up: This area will be located on Hobson and 1st Ave. just outside the east gate of the temple where the tour will end. There is NO passenger pick-up on LeSueur.
- 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.
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).
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] 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]
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