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Temple Square, one of Utah’s top tourist attractions, began a phased reopening in June 2021. The Conference Center was the first to welcome guests.
As Temple Square reopens, it continues to offer unique and meaningful guest experiences. While some activities may not be fully open for some time, adjustments will be made to ensure a safe experience for those that do. This article, as well as TempleSquare.org, will be updated as more experiences become available on Temple Square.
Since the beginning of the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple in January 2020, the Conference Center has been the main arrival center and primary venue for guests on Temple Square.
The public can visit and tour the Conference Center. The experience has limited hours (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) and includes guided and self-guided tours.
The central features of the Conference Center experience are a replica of sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s masterpiece, the Christus; a cutaway model of the Salt Lake Temple; the 21,000-seat Conference Center auditorium; and premier views of Temple Square and the Salt Lake Temple renovation.
The Conference Center also provides immersive and interactive experiences to understand the history and significance of the Salt Lake Temple. These include an orientation video, a media presentation about the importance of social and religious gatherings, historical artifacts and sacred art galleries.
Tours on Temple Square are available virtually (inside buildings) as well as in person (the grounds of Temple Square). To schedule a tour, call 801-240-8945 or email [email protected]. You can also get an impromptu tour by visiting the sister missionaries in the Conference Center or those stationed just inside the west gate of Temple Square.
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