LDS Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Open House
Beginning Saturday, 29 March 2014, through Saturday, 19 April 2014, the Fort Lauderdale Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently referred to as the “Mormon” Church by the media and others) will conduct a free open house for the general public. Tours of the newly constructed temple will not be conducted on Sundays, and those wishing to make reservations may do so through fortlauderdalemormontemple.org.
Once the open house is complete, the temple will only be open to members of The Church of Jesus Christ who hold a current temple recommend. The temple will then be formerly dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, 4 May 2014 and will be broadcast to all Church units in Florida. Local Priesthood leaders will provide specific instructions for members wishing to attend. Prior to the dedication of the temple, there will be a cultural celebration featuring music and dance held on Saturday, 3 May 2014.
Plans to construct the Fort Lauderdale Temple were first announced by Church President Thomas S. Monson in October 2009. Ground was broken for the new temple on 18 June 2011. The temple will serve approximately 25,000 Church members from congregations in south Florida.
The exterior of the 30,500-square-foot temple includes colors of blue, green and earth tones reflective of the Florida environment. 
The Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple will be the 143rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ worldwide and the second in the state of Florida, with the Orlando Temple which was dedicated in 1994 being the first temple built in the state.