The Church History Museum offers immersive, interactive, and engaging experiences for individuals and families to connect with the history of the Church of Jesus Christ and the growing spiritual, artistic and cultural legacies of the Latter-day Saints. Admission is free.
- Monday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday–Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
- Closed Sunday
- January 2, 2023 (New Year’s Day observed): CLOSED
- January 16, 2023 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day): CLOSED
- February 20, 2023 (President’s Day): CLOSED
- May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day): CLOSED
- June 19, 2023 (Juneteenth): CLOSED
- July 4, 2023 (Independence Day): CLOSED
- July 24, 2023 (Pioneer Day): CLOSED
- September 4, 2023 (Labor Day): CLOSED
- October 31, 2023 (Halloween): OPEN 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
- November 22, 2023 (Thanksgiving Eve): OPEN 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
- November 23, 2023 (Thanksgiving): CLOSED
- November 24, 2023 (Thanksgiving Friday): CLOSED
- December 24, 2023 (Christmas Eve): CLOSED
- December 25, 2023 (Christmas): CLOSED
- December 26, 2023 (Day after Christmas): CLOSED
- December 31, 2023 (New Year’s Eve): CLOSED
- January 1, 2024 (New Year’s Day): CLOSED
City Creek Center parking is recommended for most museum patrons. It is located one block southeast of the museum and is free for the first 2 hours. For up-to-date rates please visit citycreekparkingslc.com. The museum does not validate parking.
Directions to City Creek Center Parking:
- The west garage (nearest to museum) has entrances on South Temple, West Temple, and 100 South.
- The east garage has entrances on South Temple, State Street, and 100 South.
Additional parking options:
- Church History Museum lot (Located on the west side of the museum, this lot is free for museum patrons but has limited capacity and is subject to frequent closures. It is typically open weekdays after 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
- Public parking in downtown Salt Lake City (For locations and rates visit parkingslc.com).
- 2-hour metered parking (Limited capacity on West Temple Street in front of the museum. Street parking is free on Saturdays and for those with a disability permit.)
- 10-minute parking (On West Temple Street directly in front of the museum.)
- Conference Center parking facility (Free with validation only for visitors who are also taking a tour of Temple Square including the Conference Center. Validations can be obtained at the Conference Center hosting desks. The regular parking rate without a validation is $10. The entrance is on West Temple by the Conference Center.)
Please note that downtown parking is limited and may differ during the Salt Lake Temple Square renovation project.
The Temple Square TRAX (light-rail) station is located half a block south of the museum. Use of TRAX and buses in the downtown area is free. Visit RideUTA.com to plan your trip to the museum using public transportation.
To submit a question to our team of historians, curators, educators, and conservators, please use the Church History Library’s Ask Us online service.
To ask about viewing collection items not currently on display, please contact our Collections Care team at ChurchMuseum@ChurchofJesusChrist.org to set up an appointment.
Church History Museum
45 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Frequently Asked Questions
The museum does not conduct public tours of any kind. Our exhibits are designed for a self-guided experience, allowing patrons to discover the interactive activities and education stations at their own pace. Museum docents are stationed throughout the exhibits to provide spontaneous short presentations in the galleries and help answer questions.
For information about tours of other locations near Temple Square, please visit TempleSquare.org
The museum offers two interactive game-show-type programs specifically designed for groups: “Museum Detective” and “Ask of God.” These programs are held in the museum auditorium and introduce patrons to the museum’s main exhibit, The Heavens Are Opened. Groups generally participate in these programs prior to exploring the exhibit. “Museum Detective” is 30 minutes long. “Ask of God” is 15 minutes long.
Check at the information desk for showtimes when you arrive at the museum. Reservations are not required unless your group is over 30 people. Groups can also request showings. Any reservation or scheduling request can be made by calling 801-240-3310.
Group visits of any size are welcome. Reservations are not required unless the group has over 30 people. Any reservation or scheduling request can be made by calling 801-240-3310.
The museum also offers a variety of other activities for families and children of all ages. In addition to the interactive displays and activity carts you’ll find throughout the museum, there are three “Fun for Families” activity pamphlets available at the front desk with activities that can be completed by exploring displays and artifacts throughout the museum exhibits. On average most people spend around 1.5-2 hours visiting the Museum.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Patrons are welcome to bring their own strollers through the museum. A limited number of single-seat strollers are also available for free check out at the front desk.
Food, drink, and pets are not allowed in the building. Please don’t touch art and artifacts on display.
- Take pictures (no tripods or professional photography equipment).
- Bring a service animal.
- Drink bottled water.
The museum store offers a wide array of books by Latter-day Saint authors, as well as jewelry, souvenirs, collectibles, and music for purchase. There is also a wide selection of Latter-day Saint art prints available only through the museum store.
The museum does not provide public Wi-Fi access.
Nearby food and dining locations are available at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and City Creek Center.
The First Vision Theater in The Heavens Are Opened exhibit offers headsets with audio translation of the film in seven languages: Chinese-Mandarin, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Brochures of The Heavens Are Opened exhibit labels are available in Chinese-Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The museum and all exhibit areas are wheelchair accessible. There is also ample seating throughout the building. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for free checkout at the front desk on a first-come-first-served basis.
The museum does not have specifically designated handicap parking. However, all street parking stalls offer two hours free parking for those with a disability permit. There is also a 10-minute parking zone directly outside the front doors that can be used as a drop-off/pickup area.
The Church History Department welcomes donations of documents, diaries, letters, photographs, books, artwork, and artifacts that have links to Church history of any time period. You may contact our acquisitions specialists at 1-801-240-5696 or by using this web form.
The museum front desk is not allowed to accept donations of any kind. The acquisitions specialists are located at the Church History Library.