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MEXICO CITY — The newly-remodeled Mexico City Temple Visitors' Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened to the public.
The 19,000-square foot building is the first church visitors center to include an entire exhibit area specifically for children, according to a news release.
It also features an area dedicated entirely to the history of the church in Mexico.
Throughout the center, 19 different exhibit areas focus on four key messages: Jesus Christ, the Restoration of the gospel, the Book of Mormon, and temples and eternal families.
The visitors center originally opened in November 1983. It was closed for almost two years for remodeling and expansion, then reopened Nov. 23.
More than 20,000 visitors have toured the site since it reopened, Mormon Newsroom said.
The church operates more than a dozen visitors' centers, usually next to a temple or church historic site. This is the third largest center, behind Temple Square in Salt Lake City and the visitors' center in Washington, D.C.
"Visitors' centers and historic sites are established to invite others to come unto Christ," said Jason John Mitchell, senior manager of public programs in the church's Missionary Department. "Hundreds of thousands will come to the newly renovated Mexico City Temple Visitors' Center and will leave with a greater desire to learn and live the gospel of Jesus Christ."