Tucson Arizona Temple
Recent News Articles
- June 11, 2020 – Tucson LDS temple placed under evacuation order
Bighorn Fire Threatens Tucson Arizona Temple
The Tucson Arizona Temple was put on alert last night of a potential evacuation order due to the raging Bighorn Fire. There are over 850 homes in the area under evacuation threat and nearly 300 homes already under evacuation orders. The temple has been minimally staffed since late March when it temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
157th Operating Temple Dedicated in Tucson
The Tucson Arizona Temple became the 157th operating of the Church today when it was dedicated by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency. Last night, 2,100 youth joined in a inspiring cultural celebration.
Tucson Arizona Temple Cultural Celebration
The youth cultural celebration for the Tucson Arizona Temple will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Kino Sports Complex. A live stream will be carried to stake centers in the temple district and at the Church's broadcast page.
Tucson Arizona Temple Dedication in One Week
One week from today, the Tucson Arizona Temple will be dedicated following a successful public open house in June that brought more than 112,000 guests. This Saturday, over 2,000 youth will participate in a youth cultural celebration.
Tours Underway at Tucson Arizona Temple
Hundreds of guests are arriving each day at the Tucson Arizona Temple open house, which started Saturday and continues through Saturday, June 24, 2017. The temple is a new landmark in Tucson's Catalina Foothills.
Public Tours of Tucson Arizona Temple Begin Saturday
Guests and families of all ages are welcome to tour the newly completed Tucson Arizona Temple beginning this Saturday, June 3, and continuing through Saturday, June 24, 2017. Tours are free, but guests are requested to obtain open house tickets.
Flowers Planted at Tucson Temple Grounds
A stunning array of colorful flowers have been planted at the Tucson Arizona Temple grounds, just in time for VIP and media open house tours to begin this week. The general public will be received beginning this Saturday.
Reserve Your Tucson Temple Tour
Open house tickets are now available for walking tours of the Tucson Arizona Temple from Saturday, June 3 through Saturday, June 24, 2017. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Wrapping Up Landscaping for the Tucson Arizona Temple
The final trees, shrubs, and rolls of sod are being planted on the grounds of the Tucson Arizona Temple. The majority of the landscaping features natural desert vegetation, but a few patches of dark green grass have been incorporated near the temple proper.
Tucson Arizona Temple Monument Sign Gilded
Gilding of the inscription on the natural stone face of the Tucson Arizona Temple monument sign has been completed. The sign is surrounded by beautiful desert vegetation, typical of the area. Open house tickets can be acquired beginning three weeks from today.
Installing Tucson Monument Sign
Crews at the Tucson Arizona Temple are attaching beautiful pieces of natural stone to the concrete base of the monument sign. The inscription designates the temple's official name.
Pergola Added to Tucson Temple Grounds
A decorative pergola has been added to the west side of the Tucson Arizona Temple, which will provide a beautiful photo backdrop for bridal parties.
Tucson Arizona Temple Exterior Lighting
Fine tuning of the exterior lighting system for the Tucson Arizona Temple is in progress as the June open house draws near (free tickets available May 15). Interior light fixtures beautifully illuminate the stained-glass windows.
More Landscaping at the Tucson Arizona Temple
Significant progress has been made on the drought-tolerant landscaping at the Tucson Arizona Temple, featuring a nice variety of cactus and other desert plants. Gold leafing work continues on the exterior symbols.
Building Details Gilded at the Tucson Arizona Temple
The symbolic architectural details located on the upper corners of the Tucson Arizona Temple have been covered in gold leaf, coordinating beautifully with the angel Moroni statue. The temple will be completed in time for a June open house, followed by a cultural celebration and dedication in August.
Summer Dedication Slated for Tucson Arizona Temple
The Tucson Arizona Temple will open to the public for an open house beginning Saturday, June 3, 2017, and continuing through Saturday, June 24, 2017, except for Sundays. The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, August 13, following a cultural celebration the evening prior.
Lighting Tests Begin in Tucson
Tests of the exterior floodlighting system are underway for the Tucson Arizona Temple, as plants and landscaping elements continue to appear.
Sidewalk Pavers and More at Tucson Arizona Temple
Construction continues swiftly at the Tucson Arizona Temple where sidewalk pavers have been laid in the parking lot, leading to the temple entrance, and in the patron plaza on the west side. Trees and landscaping rocks now decorate the green spaces in the parking lot.
Advancements at the Tucson Arizona Temple Grounds
Numerous trees have arrived in large black buckets on the east side of the Tucson Arizona Temple grounds, ready to be integrated into the landscaping. The east-side patron plaza has been poured, including a prominent water feature, and lamp posts are being installed.
Christmas-Colored Art Glass at the Tucson Arizona Temple
The recently installed art glass on the south side of the Tucson Arizona Temple features beautiful red and green hues, fitting for the holiday season. On Christmas morning, Tucson members found snow had fallen on the mountains surrounding the temple site—its pure white symbolic of the holy work performed in The Lord's House.
Fencing Added Around Tucson Arizona Temple
Progress continues on the grounds of the Tucson Arizona Temple where sidewalks and square-shaped gathering areas are being poured and the decorative perimeter fence is being erected. The parking lot pavement is completed.
Plumbing the Tucson Temple Water Feature
The rough plumbing is in place for the water feature that will decorate the east side of the Tucson Arizona Temple.
Tucson Temple Parking Lot Nearing Completion
The final pours are being made for the Tucson Arizona Temple parking lot. Landscaping structures are in place on the west side of the building for future garden areas. The temple will be the sixth in Arizona.
Groundbreaking Anniversary for the Tucson Temple
Construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple has progressed rapidly since its formal groundbreaking, held one year ago today.
Video Construction Update on the Tucson Arizona Temple
Take an exciting 90-second flight over the Tucson Arizona Temple in a newly posted video update. Standing among cactus and other spiny plants, the temple has blossomed as a rose in the desert, offering striking architectural beauty and symmetry. The western parking lots have been poured.
Tucson Parking Lot Progress
A recent aerial photograph of the Tucson Arizona Temple shows that more sections of the parking lot have been poured.
Time-Lapse Video of Tucson Arizona Temple
Watch the past year's construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple condensed into just two minutes. This striking time-lapse presentation takes the temple from bare earth to beautiful edifice, all from the aerial perspective of drone photography.
Parking Lot Poured at Tucson Arizona Temple
A new drone photograph gives a sweeping view of the Tucson Arizona Temple site, located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Large sections of the parking lot have been poured, and fixtures have been installed on the roof to light the dome.
Curbing Being Poured at Tucson Arizona Temple
Outlines are visible for the parking lot islands at the Tucson Arizona Temple as concrete curbing is poured on land north of the temple. The landmark building is a stunning addition to Tucson's Catalina Foothills.
Evening Lightning Storm at Tucson Arizona Temple
Lightning was captured in a beautiful new photograph of the Tucson Arizona Temple during a recent summer storm. Currently, the building is being enclosed to allow interior work to advance. The grounds continue to take shape with more retaining walls.