Welcome to the New Mesa Temple Visitors' Center
We invite you to visit with your family and friends and enjoy a self-guided, Christ-centered experience that is informative, inspirational, engaging, and fun!
We have beautiful displays explaining the historical origins of our area. We honor and recognize the indigenous people who assisted early settlers in establishing our church in Mesa.
Mesa Friends Story Cards
To best experience the history of early Mesa residents, we have several Mesa Friends to guide you. Through these convenient story cards, our Mesa Friends connect with you as they share their experiences of what it was like when they lived here. Kiosks are stationed throughout the center where you can scan these story cards to learn more from our Mesa Friends.
Community Garden Coloring Wall
Whether you are nine or ninety-nine years old, all ages are invited to add your creativity to this large wall mural using colorful crayons. It represents how we are unique individuals who can come together as a community to create something beautiful.
“I Can Serve” Kiosk
JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of local organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community. You can search for service opportunities in your area on this large screen kiosk.
To help you connect with others, we have this fun social experiment on a Chalk Wall. Different prompts are written on each side. We encourage you to share your responses on the boards. We want to hear from you. You may be surprised by how many others feel the same way you do.
Mesa Temple Model
An intricate, detailed model of the Mesa Temple is cut-away and beautifully lit to show you what the inside of the temple looks like. Frequently asked questions about the purpose and blessings of temples are answered through a series of short videos you can select.
Inside the Temple Display
Walk up the engaging stairs to this display that teaches about how Jesus Christ desires to bless each person inside the temple. Specific blessings and promises made inside the temple are shared. Then learn how these blessings can also be shared with our ancestors.
Uniting My Family Wall
Because families are important to our past, present and future we created our Uniting My Family Wall. Prompts are listed across the top and you are encouraged to write on sticky notes how you can contribute to your family and have more meaningful relationships.
You are invited to spend time in one of our teaching rooms beautifully decorated with large wall murals from the life of Jesus Christ. These quiet rooms allow for open communication in a comfortable atmosphere.
During your visit, you can figuratively shut out the world in one of our reflection pods. These solitary and quiet spaces allow for reading, journaling, personal reflection, and mindfulness as you ponder your thoughts and feelings.
Temples for Kids Activity Room
This center is designed for families and we want all ages to feel welcome here. We have this fun children’s play room with interactive activities for the little ones as well as comfortable seating for their caregivers.
Kitchen Hangout Room
In this cool kitchen area in the middle of the center, you can come with your family or friends and pop some popcorn, bring in some pizza or other snacks and enjoy spending time together.
Family Discovery Media Room
Are you related to some of the people from Mesa’s history? To find out, and to help you discover and connect with your own family tree and ancestors, we have several engaging touch screens. In this fun activity, you can learn more about your ancestors from the largest collection of records in the world.
Record and preserve your family’s history. This area is full of computer stations where you can discover and work at your own pace. You can add to your family history and connect your family tree through the free resources at FamilySearch.org. Free scanners and document preservation equipment help you share your story with future generations and relatives around the world.
“Be a Light” Wall
We hope you will feel the love of God when you visit this center. This Be a Light wall gives you a chance to reflect on the attributes of Jesus Christ. As you touch and interact with the wall, we hope you will feel a desire to act and Be a Light to the world.
Staying Connected Screens
A summary of your journey with our Mesa Friends is displayed on these Staying Connected Screens when you scan your card. The capstone details of their stories are displayed here.
Share a social media post about your visit with the hashtag #MesaTempleVC and you may also be displayed! Use the social media handles of others’ posts to connect and help each other with your next steps.
We encourage you to explore the center at your own pace or we have volunteers and missionaries who are happy to answer your questions or guide you.
The new Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center is located in the new plaza on the northwest corner of the Mesa Temple grounds.