LDS Media Talk reported today that Brigham Young University has opened tour dates for a Tabernacle replica that has been constructed on the BYU Campus.
BYU’s website indicates that “the primary purpose of bringing this Tabernacle replica to BYU’s campus is for educational purposes. However, the public is also invited to tour the Tabernacle replica during evenings and on weekends.”
There is some additional information on the BYU website that explains what the Tabernacle is and how to reserve tickets:
“This opportunity on the BYU campus features a tour of a full-sized replica of the biblical Tabernacle, which as described in the Bible was a portable Israelite temple, originally constructed at Mount Sinai. A brief display in the Joseph Smith Building lobby prepares visitors for a guided walk-through of Tabernacle replica.
The Bible depicts the Tabernacle as sacred space, the primary place of Israelite worship. We invite visitors to reflect on the sacred nature this had for ancient Israelites and to act accordingly as they tour this replica.”
The public is invited to tour the tabernacle, but ONLY with a ticket.
- Weekdays, tours beginning at 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
- Saturdays, tours beginning at 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM.
- Sundays, beginning at 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM.
- *NOTE: Sunday access will not be by tour, but will be self-guided, using displays in the JSB foyer and the Tabernacle courtyard. EventBrite signup for a specific time slot is still required.
To reserve your spot, you can click below:
The video below shows a similar Tabernacle of Moses replica built by the Huntington Beach Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their 2016 Tabernacle Youth Camp.