Below are a number of frequently asked questions about the Tucson Arizona Temple.
- 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
Answer: Every day beginning Saturday, June 3 – Saturday, June 24 (except for Sundays June 4, June 11 and June 18).
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)
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.
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.
Answer: Yes. Reservations are free of charge and can be obtained at https://templeopenhouse.lds.org/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Answer: The entire experience will be approximately 1 ½ hours.
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.
Answer: No. Everyone is welcome.
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.
Answer: Yes. We will have wheelchairs available for guests who need them.
Answer: Yes. Tuesday – Saturday at 6:30 pm and Saturday morning at 11:00 am.
Answer: Yes, 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Answer: Please call 855-537-2000 to make arrangements.
Answer: No, but there will be places for a guest to rest briefly in the reception tent outside the Temple.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Answer: Yes, there will be parking volunteers and signs during the Open House to help guests park.
Open House Volunteers
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.
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
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.
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.
Answer: Tickets will be distributed by stakes and wards.
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.
Answer: The Celebration performers will be youth between the ages of 12 and 18 as of August 12.
Answer: Yes, as approved by the local bishop. We would love to see many non-member friends of our youth participate in the Celebration.
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.
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.
Answer: Anyone attending the Dedication must be baptized and temple-worthy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Answer: The following stakes are in the district: Marana, Sahuarita, Sierra Vista, Tucson, Tucson East, Tucson North, Tucson Rincon, Tucson South, and Tucson West.
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
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.
Answer: There are wonderful resources at http://www.mormon.org/beliefs/temples.