Meridian Idaho Temple Open House and Dedication

  • October 21–November 11; November 19, 2017
October 21–November 11; November 19, 2017
Meridian, Idaho, USA

Artist rendering of the Meridian Idaho Temple, which will be dedicated November 19, 2017.

Article Highlights

  • Open house: October 21–November 11
  • Cultural celebration: November 18
  • Dedication: November 19

The First Presidency has announced open house, cultural celebration, and dedication dates for the Meridian Idaho Temple.

The free public open house begins Saturday, October 21, and continues through November 11, 2017, except Sundays. Free reservations for the open house can be made through in the weeks preceding the open house.

Local youth will present a cultural celebration featuring music and dance on Saturday, November 18.

The temple will be dedicated the following day on Sunday, November 19, in sessions at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to members of the Church in Idaho and the temple district. The three-hour block of meetings will be cancelled for that Sunday for those congregations.

President Thomas S. Monson announced the Meridian Idaho Temple at the Church’s April 2011 general conference.

Ground was broken for the temple August 23, 2014, at 7345 North Linder Road, a few blocks north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Blvd.

There are three operating temples in Idaho, in Boise, Rexburg, and Twin Falls. The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple is being renovated and will open to the public to visit and tour this April before it is rededicated June 4 in three sessions. Prior to the rededication of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, a cultural celebration will be held on June 3. About 426,000 Latter-day Saints live in Idaho.