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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.

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.

February 2017 Open Space Visitor Center calendar of 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

Open Space Alliance Gift Shop

Gift Shop Manager and volunteers needed! The Open Space Alliance Gift Shop is currently seeking a Volunteer Gift Shop Manager. Please contact the Open Space Alliance for more information. [email protected] 

Gift Shop Hours: Please note that the gift shop is currently open only during special events. Check back soon for the dates the Gift Shop will be open in 2017.

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.


Crossing Paths

Crossing Paths

from Jan 14, 2017 09:00 AM to Mar 19, 2017 05:00 PM

Exploring New Mexico Landscapes from Two Perspectives, an art show

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Gila Monsters!

Gila Monsters!

Feb 25, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Jerry Tuttle of Zoo Crew Kids will lead a discussion on America's most legendary lizard

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Star Party

Star Party

Mar 04, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and the Open Space Visitor Center co-host the annual Star Party, a night filled with telescope viewings, presentations, and craft activities.

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