The meeting room, tabernacle and family history library are scheduled to reopen on July 6.
Visitors will be able to enter the downtown Salt Lake City Conference Center on Temple Square next week for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began 15 months earlier – and other attractions around the place will reopen in July and August.
The conference center will reopen on Monday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Tuesday. Guided and self-guided tours will be available every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The center features a replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen’s famous Christus statue, a cutaway model of the Salt Lake City Temple, and views of the four-year renovation of the iconic temple and plaza.
People can call 801-240-8945 or email TempleSquare@ChurchofJesusChrist.org to schedule a visit. Impromptu tours are also available; simply visit the missionaries in the center or inside the west gate of Temple Square.
On July 6, the church plans to reopen the meeting room and the historic tabernacle, daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organ concerts, rehearsals and other performances, however, remain suspended.
Also on July 6, the family history library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours will be extended some time after that, according to the church’s press release.
On July 6, the Church History Library reading room will be open by appointment – with a limited number of appointments available between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library will also resume presentations for groups of 25 people or less.
The Church History Library will reopen fully to the public on August 2. The same will apply to the Beehive House (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday) and the Church History Museum and Store (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday at 9 a.m.) . at 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday).
Opening dates for other Church-owned buildings – the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Relief Society building, and Lion House – have not yet been announced.
The statement notes that the masks are recommended for people who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.