Temple Square's visitors' center is designed to enhance your experience by explaining the history of the temple, as well as various aspects of Latter-day Saint and scriptural history and beliefs. The North Visitors Center is located northwest of the temple (directly north of the Tabernacle). Volunteers are on hand to answer visitors' questions. The visitors' centers is open daily 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
North Visitors Center
The most popular exhibit at the North Visitors Center is an imposing yet sublime 11-foot statue of Jesus Christ on the top floor rotunda. The statue, called "The Christus," is actually an exact replica of Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen's original in Copenhagen, Denmark. Visitors are invited to enjoy "The Savior's Ministry," an exhibit which features the statue.
The main level of the North Visitors Center features an interactive 14-square foot replica of Jerusalem in New Testament times, boasting more than 4,000 miniature structures. Visitors can press buttons along the perimeter of the model to see important biblical areas spotlighted. Also on display are murals of scenes from the New Testament by Mormon and other Christian artists.
The bottom floor of the North Visitors Center is a multimedia playground. Visitors can hear messages on a variety of topics from the current leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An hour-long historical drama, Legacy, which depicts the early struggles of the pioneers in the 1830s and 1840s, is shown in two theaters, and is a popular attraction for Temple Square visitors. Additionally, presentations on scriptural stories from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, as well as the story of Latter-day Saint founder Joseph Smith, are available to the public.