Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC)
Location & Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*The Open Space Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors NW.
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The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) has exhibits interpreting the amazing natural and cultural resources Open Space protects.
It also features an art gallery, agricultural fields that draw a variety of wildlife and stunning views of the Sandia Mountains.
Support the Open Space Division by shopping at the Open Space Visitor Center Gift Shop.
Featured Events and Activities
Deadline: April 3rd.
- Yoga with a View: Every Sunday.
- The Book of Cranes comes to the Open Space Visitor Center.
- First Sunday of the Month, Bosque Wild Guided Nature Walk. Space is limited! Call (505) 897-8831 for details and to reserve your place.
Get Into Open Space!
The Open Space Alliance is offering transportation awards to teachers who want to involve their students in conservation projects on local Open Space lands.
Visitor Center Art Gallery and Land Art
Please see the Gallery Schedule for more information about future art shows at the Visitor Center.
- Three Sisters Exhibit: April 4th-June 28th.
- *The Open Space Visitor Center Gallery Announces a Call For Entries for the Upcoming Gallery Exhibit "PARCH."
- The Annual Winter Solstice Open Space Seed Mandala.
- Ongoing: LAND/ART, site-specific works near the Open Space Visitor Center.
- For inquiries concerning the gallery or the application process please call the Visitor Center at 505-897-8831 or write to [email protected].
- If you are interested in submitting your work to the gallery, please review the information on OSVC Gallery website.
- Buy unique gifts at the Open Space Visitor Center. All sales benefit the Open Space Alliance.
- The Gift Shop is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Call the Facility Manager at (505) 897-8831 for more information on how you can be involved in the development of this exciting facility!
Check our calendar of events for the next scheduled OSVC volunteer training.
Youth Volunteers Needed
The City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center is seeking up to five youth volunteers, 14 – 18 years old, to work in the Center gardens, the adjacent bosque, and assist with beekeeping activities including honey harvesting.
Youth must be motivated to work outdoors and able to work independently. Youth agree to work a minimum of 4 hours a week, must have the consent of a parent or guardian, and have dependable transportation.
For more information, call (505) 897-8865.
Agriculture & Wildlife
The Open Space Visitor Center manages approximately 18 acres of agricultural land for the benefit of wildlife. The farm rotates corn, sorghum, millet, and alfalfa that feed winter migratory birds and other local wildlife, including pollinators.
The Open Space Visitor Center also offers comfortable indoor and outdoor viewing areas where you can watch Sandhill cranes and other migratory birds during their fall and winter migratory season.
Check out our Crane webpage and see for yourself!
The Flyway Project
Flyway is an iconic piece of public art that is located near the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center at the corner of Coors and Bosque Meadows Road.
Documentary Video: Flight Path: The Flyway Project, by Albuquerque Public Art program. Artist Robert Wilson talks about Flyway his latest work that was commissioned by the Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement program.
The OSVC in the News
- How to Build Discovery into a Place: the Open Space Visitor Center, an article by See Yourself Teaching.
- Local producer Anthony Della Flora and videographers Blaise Koller and Charles (Bazz) McClain have been nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy® for "Flight Path: The Flyway Project". This mini documentary chronicles the artistic and political process of one of Albuquerque's high profile public artworks.