Below are a number of frequently asked questions about the Tucson Arizona Temple.

Important Dates

  • May 15, 9:00 a.m.: Reservations to the Temple Open House available at https://templeopenhouse.lds.org/
  • June 3 – June 24 (except for Sundays June 4, 11, and 18): Temple Open House
  • August 12, 7:00 p.m.: Youth Cultural Celebration
  • August 13, 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.: Temple Dedication

Temple Open House

When is the Open House?

Answer: Every day beginning Saturday, June 3 – Saturday, June 24 (except for Sundays June 4, June 11 and June 18).

What are the hours of the Open House?

Answer: 

Monday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (last tour of day begins at 8:00 pm)

Sunday Closed

How do I get to the Open House?

Answer: All Temple tours will start at the Tucson North Stake Center, 939 West Chapala Drive, Tucson 85704.  Please do not go directly to the Temple.  Bus transportation will be provided from the stake center to the Temple.

How can I get an invitation (not a reservation ticket) for the people I want to invite?

Answer: Printed invitations in English and Spanish will arrive at the stakes in the Temple District in late April.  They will be distributed to members of the Church through bishops.  Members are encouraged to use these invitations to personally invite their friends, neighbors and colleagues to the Open House and to accompany them, if possible.

Is a digital version of the invitation also available?

Answer: Yes. Click here for the English version. Click here for the Spanish version.

If I have an invitation, do I need a reservation?

Answer: Yes. Reservations are free of charge and can be obtained at https://templeopenhouse.lds.org/

How can I reserve a ticket for the Open House?

Answer: The reservation website will open at 9:00 am on Monday, May 15.  The link for the website is: https://templeopenhouse.lds.org  It’s easy.  Just follow the directions at the website.

How many tickets can be reserved?

Answer: 15 total reservations can be made using one email address.  Those 15 can be spread out over multiple days and times, but the system tracks the number reserved by email address and it will only allow 15 total per address.

Large Groups: For groups larger than 15, please make the reservation by calling 855-537-2000 from 8am-5pm MDT Monday-Friday.

Will everyone need to have a ticket to participate in the Open House?

Answer: We highly encourage everyone to reserve a ticket on-line before they come.  This will help the tours go more smoothly and be a better experience for our guests.  However, no one will be turned away.  There will be a stand-by line, but it may require a wait depending on the number of ticketed guests.

What will the tour be like?

Answer: The tour will start at the Tucson North Stake Center, 939 West Chapala Drive, Tucson 85704.   Following a short video about temples, guests will be transported by bus to the Temple for a walking tour.  The tour will end in a reception tent where additional information about temples will be available.  Guests will then board the buses to return to the stake center.

Can I go on the tour with my guests?

Answer: Yes.  We encourage members to accompany their guests on the tours, and they should have a reservation for the same date and time as their guests.

What is my role as a member with my guest during the tour?

Answer: Help your guest feel comfortable and welcome in this unique and wonderful setting.  We hope that through the Open House, all may understand that we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior.  You could pray that your guests will feel the Spirit as they tour the Temple.  Your role should be to invite your guests, to help answer any questions they have before or after the tour, and to listen to them talk about their experience.

How long will the tour take?

Answer: The entire experience will be approximately 1 ½ hours.

Can pictures be taken?

Answer: Although pictures may not be taken inside the Temple, we encourage guests to take pictures of the Temple exterior and the grounds of the Temple.

Can a guest come more than once to the Open House?

Answer: Yes.

Is there an age limit for tours?

Answer: No. Everyone is welcome.

Is there a dress code for the tours?

Answer: No. If asked, and there is a polite way to indicate modest dress, that would be fine, but we welcome anyone who wants to come into the Temple.

Will there be wheelchairs for those in need?

Answer: Yes.  We will have wheelchairs available for guests who need them.

Will there be Spanish-speaking tours?

Answer: Yes.  Tuesday – Saturday at 6:30 pm and Saturday morning at 11:00 am.

Will there be ASL tours?

Answer: Yes, 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Will there be tours for the blind?

Answer: Please call 855-537-2000 to make arrangements.

Will there be places for guests to sit and rest in the Temple?

Answer: No, but there will be places for a guest to rest briefly in the reception tent outside the Temple.

Can I stay at the Temple with my guests after the tour?

Answer: Yes.  Although there is no place inside the Temple to linger after the walking tour, you may visit as long as you want in the reception tent and on the Temple grounds.

Will strollers be allowed on the Open House tour?

Answer: No. Strollers typically bring in a lot of dirt and slow the walking process because they take up so much room. In the event of a handicapped child, a stroller would be allowed.

What if the date I want to go to the Temple no longer has openings on the reservation system?

Answer: The Open House reservations are under the control of the Temple Department and function according to their guidelines.  We encourage families and friends to flexibly work together in getting to the Open House during the quieter times of the week.  There will be a stand-by line, but the wait time is unpredictable. When there is a reservation no-show, guests in the stand-by line will be added into the tour groups.

I have heard that there are no reservations left to the Open House. Should I not invite more guests?

Answer: Please check the reservation site at https://templeopenhouse.lds.org regularly for any reservations that may open up due to others canceling reservations. Saturdays and weeknight evenings tend to fill up quickly. We encourage families and friends to flexibly work together in getting to the Open House during the quieter times of the week.

Will more days or hours be added for the Open House?

Answer: The Temple Department determines if any additional hours will be added to the Open House.  Please keep checking the reservation site https://templeopenhouse.lds.org for openings that may occur.  If additional hours are added, they will show up immediately on the website.

I have reservations that I know I will not be able to use. What should I do with them?

Answer: Go to https://templeopenhouse.lds.org  On the right-hand side of the opening page is the tab “Look Up Existing Reservations.” Click on that.  Using your reservation number and your email address, you can edit or cancel your reservations.  We encourage everyone with reservations they will not use to cancel them so that others can take advantage of the Open House.

Open House Parking

Where will we be allowed to park?

Answer: Parking will be at the Tucson North Stake Center, 939 West Chapala Drive, Tucson 85704 and as directed at that location.  Please, no parking on neighborhood streets or at local businesses. We want to ensure we are good neighbors for those living and working around the Temple and around the stake center.

Is it okay if I go directly to the Temple parking lot?

Answer: No.  All Open House tours begin at the Tucson North Stake Center at 939 West Chapala Drive, Tucson 85704.  Vehicles that come to the Temple parking lot will be redirected to the Tucson North Stake Center.

Will there be signs and people helping to direct traffic for parking?

Answer: Yes, there will be parking volunteers and signs during the Open House to help guests park.

Open House Volunteers

How can I become a volunteer?

Answer: Requests for volunteers for parking, ushers, tour guides, safety staff, and security have been sent to stake and ward leaders.  There will be an online option to volunteer.  Please contact your bishop.

What special training will the tour guides and other volunteers have?

Answer: All volunteers will be trained prior to the Open House.  Volunteers will be notified of the date and time of the training.

Youth Cultural Celebration

Where and when will the Celebration be held?

Answer: It will be held at Kino Sports Park at 2500 East Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713 on Saturday, August 12, at 7:00 p.m.

Who will be permitted to attend the Celebration?

Answer: There is limited seating and the tickets will be distributed by stakes and wards. Also, the performance will be streamed live to all stake centers in the Temple District.

How do I get tickets?

Answer: Tickets will be distributed by stakes and wards.

How is communication coming to the youth and their parents about the Celebration?

Answer: This event is being coordinated by the Temple Cultural Celebration Committee. Communication will come through Stake and Ward Cultural Celebration Committees to the youth and their parents.

Will the Celebration be broadcast to the stake centers for others to see the event?

Answer: Yes.

How old do the youth have to be to participate in the Celebration…and by when?

Answer: The Celebration performers will be youth between the ages of 12 and 18 as of August 12.

Can youth invite their non-member friends to participate in the Celebration?

Answer: Yes, as approved by the local bishop. We would love to see many non-member friends of our youth participate in the Celebration.

Temple Dedication

When is the Dedication?

Answer: Sunday, August 13 in three sessions, 9:00am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm.  The Dedication will be broadcast to members of the church in Arizona at local Stake Centers.

How do you get invited to one of the Dedication sessions?

Answer: Most members will attend the Dedication in their stake centers.  Special Temple Dedication recommends are required.  Please see your bishop to obtain this recommend.  Recommends to attend a Dedication session in the Temple will be by invitation from priesthood leaders in accordance with Temple Department policy.

How old does a child need to be to attend the Dedication?

Answer: Anyone attending the Dedication must be baptized and temple-worthy.

I will be visiting Arizona from out-of-state and would like to attend the Temple Dedication. How do I get a Dedication Broadcast Recommend?

Answer: Members and their families that live outside of Arizona may request dedication broadcast recommends to attend at stake centers in Arizona. Please send requests to templeopenhouse@ldschurch.org and include: name of each baptized family member, name of the ward they attend, name of their Bishop. Recommends will be mailed to the home address of Bishops about four weeks before the temple dedication.

Other

What are the stakes in the Tucson Temple District?

Answer: The following stakes are in the district: Marana, Sahuarita, Sierra Vista, Tucson, Tucson East, Tucson North, Tucson Rincon, Tucson South, and Tucson West.

Who are the Tucson Arizona Temple President and Matron?

Answer: President James Michael Moeller and Sister Marina Evelyn Harrison Moeller. See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865676284/Presidents-called-for-new-Cedar-City-and-Tucson-temples.html

My fiance and I desire to be sealed in the Tucson Temple very soon after it is open. How can I schedule a sealing or other live ordinances in the Temple?

Answer: Appointments for living ordinances cannot be made until there are staff and computers in the temple.  We expect that this will be approximately one to two months before the dedication date.  The staff at the temple will do all that they can to accommodate all requests but the patron may have to be flexible with the actual time of the ordinance.

There is no one in the Temple Department that can schedule ordinances. The patron will have to wait until there is staff in the temple.

The phone number and hours of operation of the Tucson Arizona Temple will be published on http://www.lds.org/temples as soon as that information is known.

What can we tell our friends about the Temple?

Answer: There are wonderful resources at http://www.mormon.org/beliefs/temples.

Are there any good FHE ideas to prepare my family for the Dedication?