Things to Do on Temple Square

Come and join us at Temple Square, where you can enjoy dozens of events, exhibits, and other experiences. Discover exhibits and artwork that teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Find places of peace and solitude. Experience voices raised in praise as you listen to sacred music. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Live Events

Broadcast Events


Two Temple Square missionaries record part of a virtual tour that will be shared with the public in place of the traditional in-person experience for visitors that wish to see the Salt Lake Temple's surrounding area during the Christmas season in November 2020.

Temple Square Tours

Take a tour of key historic buildings and experiences on Temple Square, led by missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and available in over 40 languages.

Salt Lake Temple in spring

Salt Lake Temple Orientation Film

Watch a 17-minute film providing a welcome to Temple Square, including information about the construction of the Salt Lake Temple. Learn why temples are important to Latter-day Saints as a place to worship God. Located in the Conference Center.

Family History Library Discovery Center

Family Discovery Experience

Join an interactive experience to discover your family history through technology and mobile devices. The Discovery Center is located in the Family History Library.

Salt Lake Temple

Walk the Grounds and Gardens of Temple Square

Feel inspired while walking the grounds of Temple Square. View the architecture of the temple and other historic buildings, and walk through carefully manicured gardens.

Families are up on the roof of the Conference Center, touring the exhibits.

Conference Center Observation Deck

Take an elevated look at the current seismic renovation work of the Salt Lake Temple. View the north side of the temple, including a look at the foundation work and installation of a seismic system.

Woman wearing eyeglasses, holding genealogy document at a family history library. (horiz)

Research Your Family History

Discover where your family’s roots come from at the Family History Library. The library is free of charge and open to the public, and it has millions of microfilmed genealogical records for you to discover your family tree.

Conference Center

Conference Center Film

View an 18-minute film in the main auditorium of the Conference Center that shares the history of the Conference Center and how this building is used today to host worldwide conferences for the Church.

Conference Center Rooftop Gardens

Take a moment to rest and contemplate God and the beauties of nature in this rooftop garden, which features flora of the mountains and desert valley of the Great Salt Lake area.

Visit Historic Buildings and Locations

Marvel in the history of the Church by learning about or exploring historic buildings such as the Salt Lake Tabernacle (1867), the Assembly Hall (1882), the Beehive House (1854), and the Lion House (1856).

2015 Temple Square Christmas

Christmas on Temple Square

Join us as we celebrate Jesus’s birth on Temple Square. Enjoy lights, musical performances, The Christ Child film experience, and more. The lights on Temple Square turn on the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and remain on until January 1.


The Christus statue that is inside the Conference Center.

Statue of Jesus Christ

Spend time reflecting and feeling the peace of the Savior Jesus Christ as you view a replica of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s famous Christus statue. Statues are located in the Conference Center and the North Visitors’ Center.

Various exhibits are set up around the Conference Center.

Salt Lake Temple History Experience

Explore original photos, artifacts, and information about the Salt Lake Temple’s original construction. Take a look over the Conference Center third-floor observation deck to view the north side of the Salt Lake Temple seismic renovation project.

Families with children walk around the exhibits inside the Conference Center.

Salt Lake Temple Artifacts and Scale Model

Get a close-up view of the interior of the Salt Lake Temple with a 3D cutaway model of the Salt Lake Temple. The model shows what the temple looked like inside before the seismic renovation began in 2020. Enjoy additional artifacts such as tools used to build the temple and original temple furnishings.

Various families and friends walk together inside the Conference Center, touring the exhibits.

Gallery of Artwork of the Savior Jesus Christ

Experience peace as you view multiple exhibits showcasing artwork of the Savior Jesus Christ as recorded in the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. Artwork also depicts the lives and faith of those who have followed Him throughout time. 

The Heavens Are Opened

This exhibit provides experiences showcasing Joseph Smith’s First Vision and the translation of the Book of Mormon. The exhibit covers events through Joseph Smith’s martyrdom and the Latter-day Saints’ subsequent preparations for westward migration. Located in the Church History Library.

Rendering of Temples Dot the Earth Exhibit

Temples Dot the Earth

Bring your children to this Church History Museum exhibit designed for children ages 1 to 11. This hands-on experience allows children to learn about temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, inside and out.

The camera looks in at the 'Mormon Trails' exhibit. You see the majority of the exhibit from this view You can see the drawings on the walls of the exhibit. You start with a boat, then the title of the exhibit, and then pictures of the pioneers and wagons wrapping around. Inside the exhibit you see different cases and displays making a U shape. There are brown chairs that look like they are fabric barrels. In the middle of the exhibit is a wheel. There are visitors in some of the shots.

Mormon Trails

Wander through this exhibit at the Church History Museum to discover the trails and stories of the Latter-day Saint pioneers who traveled to the Salt Lake Valley between 1846 and 1890.

Joseph Smith's Journal

Foundations of Faith

Examine some of the earliest records from the Church in the Foundations of Faith exhibit. Records include journals, pamphlets, manuscripts, letters, hymnals, and more. Located in the Church History Library.

Interior view of the artwork on the walls of the Conference Center. Features the painting of Christ setting apart the apostles and portraits of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve.

Church Leadership Portrait Gallery

Discover portraits of the current leadership that guides The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located in the Conference Center.

Alma Baptizes in the Waters of Mormon, by Arnold Friberg (62332); GAK 309; GAB 76; Primary manual 3-48; Primary manual 4-23; Mosiah 18:7–17

Book of Mormon Gallery

Learn about prophets from the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ as you explore Arnold Friberg’s paintings of the ancient prophets of the Americas. Located in the Conference Center.

Minerva Teichert, “Christ Preaching from Boat"

The Art and Faith of Minerva Teichert

Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert (1888–1976) painted stories of Jesus Christ and the Restoration of His gospel, the Old Testament, the Book of Mormon, the Latter-day Saints’ gathering to Zion, and the saga of the nineteenth-century Intermountain West. This exhibit showcases 45 of Teichert’s original paintings and features an immersive timeline of the artist’s life.

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