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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.


Río: a Photographic Journey Down the Old Río Grande

Sep 16, 2018 09:00 AM to Oct 28, 2018 05:00 PM
A selection of photographs from the book Río by Melissa Savage. The dynamic Río Grande has run through all the valley’s diverse cultures: Puebloan, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo. Photography arrived in the region at the beginning of the river’s great transformation by trade, industry, and cultivation. In Río Melissa Savage has collected images that document the sweeping history of that transformation—from those of nineteenth-century expeditionary photographer W. H. Jackson to the work of the great twentieth-century chronicler of the river, Laura Gilpin. The photographs are assembled in thematic bundles—river crossings, cultivation, trade, floods, the Mexican insurrection, the Big Bend region, and the estuary where the river at last meets the Gulf of Mexico. (courtesy of unmpress.com)

Far Off the Path, Watercolors and Words by Betsy James

Oct 06, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Far Off the Path, Watercolors and Words, is an art exhibit by Betsy James. Betsy James is the author-illustrator of seventeen books for adults and children. Her latest novel, Roadsouls, was a finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award. She teaches at UNM Honors College, and lives in the North Valley.

Dia del Rio

Oct 20, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Join us in a day of service to help protect and nurture the bosque and river!