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Church History

Museum

Location
45 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Hours
Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Holiday Hours

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Contact
General Information: 1-801-240-3310

The museum is open to the public free of charge.

Today @ the Museum

Events

Be a Museum Detective

Lower Level Theater, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Can you find the clues necessary to unlock the mysteries of the past? In this 30-minute interactive presentation, you will discover artifacts, documents, and artwork from The Heavens Are Opened exhibit. 

First Vision Experience

9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Experience Joseph Smith’s First Vision during a stunning 7-minute theater presentation.

The Smith Farm Panorama

10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Joseph Smith’s childhood farm was the site of many extraordinary, spiritual experiences; it was also a place where a large family worked, played, learned, and grew together. Learn about the Smith family’s lives and labors in this 20-minute interactive program.

The Song of the Righteous

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

A 20-minute Gallery Talk in the Kirtland Temple room of “The Heavens Are Opened.” Hymn singing has always been a part of Latter-day Saint worship services, but it will surprise you to discover exactly which hymns the early Saints sang and how they sang them.

The Song of the Righteous

2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

A 20-minute Gallery Talk in the Kirtland Temple room of “The Heavens Are Opened.” Hymn singing has always been a part of Latter-day Saint worship services, but it will surprise you to discover exactly which hymns the early Saints sang and how they sang them.

Exhibits

I’ll Walk Where Jesus Walked: An Art Space for Children

Second Level, North Gallery, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Some of the stories from Jesus’s life are told in the art in this room by renowned contemporary and historic LDS artists. We hope you feel His love as you look, play and create in this exhibit that is all about Him.

Presidents of the Church

Second Level, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

This exhibit showcases some of the most memorable possessions, teachings, and accomplishments of the Presidents of the Church.

The Heavens Are Opened

Lobby Level, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

This exhibit tracks the history of the Church and its members from a small township in New York in 1820 to the city of Nauvoo in 1846.

Saints at Devil’s Gate: Landscapes along the Mormon Trail

Second Level 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

This exhibit features artwork made as artists Josh Clare, John Burton, and Bryan Mark Taylor traveled to sites along the Mormon Trail and painted them en plein air.