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Church History


45 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

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

Closed Sunday

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General Information: 1-801-240-3310

The museum is open to the public free of charge.

Today @ the Museum


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.

“What E’re Thou Art”

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

In 1898 a young missionary named David O. McKay discovered a carved stone bearing a message that changed his life. There may be more to this stone than meets the eye, however. Learn more in this 20 minute Gallery Talk in the “Presidents of the Church” exhibit.


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.

A Legacy in the Making: The Paint Studies of Harry Anderson

9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

A Legacy in the Making: The Paint Studies of Harry Anderson features 25 preliminary sketches (paint studies) created by Joseph Harry Anderson (1906–1996) as preparatory work for his finished paintings.