Forty-Eight Temples Remain Operating on a Restricted Basis
With 7 temples closed for renovation and 113 temples now closed in response to the novel coronavirus, just 48 temples remain operating on a restricted, appointment-only basis for living ordinances. No temples are operating in Africa, Asia, or Europe. Just 1 temple operates in South America and 2 in Oceania. There are 45 temples still operating in North America. View the temples map to see the distribution of closures.
158th Operating Temple Dedicated in Meridian, Idaho
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the today in three sessions at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 3:00 p.m. He addressed the audience gathered for the cultural celebration last night, featuring nearly 6,000 youth participants.
Public Open House Concludes for the Meridian Idaho Temple
Today marks the final day for the public open house of the . The cultural celebration will be held in one week at Boise's Taco Bell Arena, featuring 6,000 youth including an 1000-voice choir. The temple dedication will follow the next day on Sunday, November 19.
Public Open House Begins Saturday for Meridian Temple
Idaho's fifth temple, the Meridian Idaho Temple, opens to the general public this Saturday, October 21 through Saturday, November 11, 2017, for walking tours of the interior. Free reservations are available online at templeopenhouse.lds.org.
Meridian Idaho Temple Website
A new website has been created with information on the opening events for the Meridian Idaho Temple. VIP/Media tours begin in just two weeks.
Reserve Your Walking Tour of the Meridian Idaho Temple
Tickets for the public open house of the Meridian Idaho Temple are available today beginning at 10:00 a.m. MT through an online reservation system. Tickets are free but required. The open house begins October 21 and continues through November 11, 2017.
One Month Away from Meridian Idaho Temple Open House
Public tours of the newly constructed Meridian Idaho Temple will begin in just one month, starting Saturday, October 21. Free tickets are required to tour the temple and will become available starting Monday, September 25, at 10:00 a.m. MT via an online reservation system.
Sunset at the Meridian Idaho Temple
Beautiful drone footage taken of the Meridian Idaho Temple at sunset is featured in a new video presentation. Practices for the youth cultural celebration began last night, and open house tickets will be made available beginning September 25.
Practices To Begin for the Meridian Idaho Temple Youth Cultural Celebration
Youth in the Meridian Idaho Temple District will soon begin practices for the cultural celebration that will precede the temple dedication. All youth ages twelve to eighteen are invited to participate as either singers or dancers. Weekly rehearsals begin September 13 and continue through November 15. A full dress rehearsal is planned for the day of the event.
Meridian Idaho Temple Open House Tickets
Free reservations for public tours of the new Meridian Idaho Temple will be made available beginning Monday, September 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. MST through the online reservation system. The open house will run October 21–November 11.
Meridian Temple Moroni Watches Solar Eclipse
An extraordinary photograph of the Meridian Idaho Temple captured today by Jim Harmer shows the angel Moroni heralding toward the eclipsing sun. The open house for the temple begins in two months on October 21 and ends November 11.
Evening View of the Meridian Idaho Temple
Nighttime accent lighting was well planned for the Meridian Idaho Temple with fixtures incorporated throughout the exterior of the building. "Behold, do men light a candle and put it under a bushel? Nay, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light to all that are in the house" (3 Nephi 12:15).
A Drone's-Eye View of the Meridian Idaho Temple Grounds
New photographs of the Meridian Idaho Temple taken from a drone show the lush green grass, shimmering retention ponds, and pristine mulch that surround the white building. Work is underway on a water feature located in the center of the patron plaza at the main entrance.
Meridian Idaho Temple Grounds
A stunning aerial view of the Meridian Idaho Temple shows the nearly completed landscaping of the extensive grounds. Sprinklers spray water across the newly laid sod, and trees fill the islands in the generously sized parking lot.
Sod Laid at the Meridian Idaho Temple Grounds
A beautiful field of dark green grass now decorates the east side of the Meridian Idaho Temple where sod has recently been laid. The numerical address of the property has been affixed to the decorative fence that runs along the east property line facing North Linder Road.
Meridian Temple Landscaping
Dark green sod, immature trees, and plants are appearing in the parking area of the Meridian Idaho Temple as landscaping efforts progress on the temple grounds.
Six Months to Meridian Idaho Temple Open House
Construction of the Meridian Idaho Temple has entered its final six-month stretch, as open house tours begin in October. Those interested in the construction are invited to visit the Welcome Center. Currently, the art glass is being adjusted.
Meridian Temple Monument Sign
The beautiful stone-faced monument sign for the Meridian Idaho Temple is now in place on the temple grounds. The public open house for the temple begins in five months.
Preparing for Fall Open House in Meridian, Idaho
Inside the Meridian Idaho Temple, workers are painting walls and installing millwork as the building is prepared for its fall open house beginning October 21 and continuing through November 11. The temple will be dedicated on November 19.
Meridian Idaho Temple Opening Dates Announced
The First Presidency has announced that the public open house for the Meridian Idaho Temple will be held October 21 through November 11, 2017, except for Sundays. Following a Saturday evening cultural celebration, the edifice will be dedicated on Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Meridian Moroni Endures Sub-Zero Temperatures
Fields of icy white stretch as far as the eye can see from atop the Meridian Idaho Temple where a snow-capped Moroni braves sub-zero temperatures. On the temple grounds, patron plazas have been created on the east and west sides of the building with a water feature at the entrance.
Meridian Welcome Center Closed for the Holiday
Early-morning frost clings to the delicate bushes and branches that beautify the natural landscape around the Meridian Idaho Temple. The welcome center is currently closed for the Christmas holiday, reopening on Tuesday, December 27. The temple is expected to be completed next year.
Winter Arrives in Meridian, Idaho
A blanket of beautiful white snow covers the fenced grounds of the Meridian Idaho Temple where temperatures have dipped to winter levels.
Exterior Lighting at Meridian Temple
Tests are underway of the high-tech exterior lighting system that will softly illuminate the Meridian Idaho Temple, accenting its unique architecture.
Welcome Center Reopens at Meridian Idaho Temple
Visitors interested in the construction of the Meridian Idaho Temple can drop by the Welcome Center, which has reopened in the adjacent stake center. Hours are weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
Installing Light Fixtures at Meridian Idaho Temple
Evenings at the Meridian Idaho Temple have become a little more enchanting with the installation of interior light fixtures, landscaping bollards, and lamp posts. The black perimeter fence has been erected around the temple grounds.
Reflecting on the Meridian Idaho Temple
The Meridian Idaho Temple has been under construction for 26 months at its location near the Boise River, with several months of work still ahead. As progress is made on the building's interior, additions to the grounds can be observed including fencing, lamp posts, and planter boxes.
Meridian Temple Grounds
New additions to the Meridian Idaho Temple grounds include concrete landscaping structures, fence posts, lamp posts, and walkways.
Meridian Temple Landscaping
Trees and bushes are appearing at the Meridian Idaho Temple grounds as landscaping progresses at the stake center adjacent to the temple.
Angel Moroni Now Atop Meridian Temple
The angel Moroni took his place atop the Meridian Idaho Temple today, marking an important construction milestone.