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Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC)

The Open Space Visitor Center: connecting people to place.
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Hours & Location

Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closures

The Open Space Visitor Center is closed on the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Location

The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors NW. View the Open Space Visitor Center map.

The Open Space Visitor Center has exhibits interpreting the natural and cultural resources the Open Space Division protects. It also features an art gallery, agricultural fields that draw a variety of wildlife and stunning views of the Sandia Mountains.

Featured Events & Activities

View a full list of Open Space events.

Open Space Email List

 


Visitor Center Art Gallery & Land Art

For more information about future art shows at the Visitor Center, see the Gallery Schedule.

Agriculture & Wildlife

Open Space Visitor Center Farm

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.

Learn more about the Sandhill cranes.

The Flyway Project

Flyway Project 4

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 Open Space Visitor Center in the News

Volunteer with the Visitor Center

For more information on how you can be involved in the development of this exciting facility, call (505) 897-8865.

For the next scheduled Open Space Visitor Center volunteer training, check our calendar of events.


National River Clean-Up 2018

May 19, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Help restore the health and beauty of the Rio Grande! Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, REI, and other local organizations for the annual National River Cleanup event.

A Poets Picnic

May 26, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
A day of art, music, and poetry on the lovely grounds of the Open Space Visitor Center, overlooking 18 acres of farmland, the Rio Grande’s bosque and the Sandia Mountains!