The visitors center at Kennecott Utah Copper's Bingham Canyon Mine will open today, almost three weeks behind schedule.

The visitors center usually opens on April 1, but repairs to damage on the roof, caused by winter storms, delayed the opening of the building.

The visitors center will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Oct. 31. Entrance fees to the center are $5 per car, $25 for mini tour buses and $50 for regular tour buses.

There is no charge for school buses, veterans' group tours, Scouts in uniform and vans from county-operated, nonprofit senior citizen centers.

More information about the visitors center can be found by calling 801-252-3234 or at