Meridian — The public can sign up online for tours of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Meridian Idaho Temple starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 25.
Visitors to the website can request tickets for specific dates and times at templeopenhouse.lds.org.
The open house will be from Oct. 21 through Nov. 11, except for the Sundays of Oct. 22, 29 and Nov. 5. As part of the open house and dedication activities, 6,000 local youth will participate in a cultural celebration honoring Idaho and Church history on Nov. 18 at the Taco Bell Arena.
The temple will be dedicated on Nov. 19 in three sessions at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to members in Idaho and the temple district. The three-hour block of meetings will be cancelled for that Sunday for those congregations to enable members of the Church to participate and focus on this sacred event.
The Meridian Idaho Temple, 7345 N. Linder Road, was announced by Church President Thomas S. Monson at the Church’s April 2011 general conference. Ground broke for the temple on Aug. 23, 2014. This will be the Church’s fifth temple in Idaho. There are other temples in Boise, Rexburg, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. A sixth temple in Pocatello has also been announced. There are about 426,000 Latter-day Saints in Idaho.