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Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC)

The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC): Connecting People to Place

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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.


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

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The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) has exhibits intext free OSVC logoterpreting 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

See here for a full list of Open Space events

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    Visitor Center Art Gallery and Land Art

    Please see the Gallery Schedule for more information about future art shows at the Visitor Center.

    • Ongoing: LAND/ART, site-specific works near the Open Space Visitor Center.
    • If you are interested in submitting your work to the gallery, please see the OSVC Gallery website.

    Gift Shop

    Support the Open Space Division by shopping at our Gift Shop! See the Open Space Alliance Gift Shop Facebook page for shop hours and information.

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     All sales benefit the Open Space Alliance.

    The Open Space Gift Shop needs fun, friendly, retail-minded volunteers to work in our nonprofit shop. Will you help by giving us a little bit of your time? The Open Space Alliance (OSA), the non-profit organization that supports the Open Space Division, manages the gift shop at the Open Space Visitor Center. Get involved today!

    Contact Kristy Anderson at [email protected]  or call her at 358-8270 to sign up and help the OSA make 2016 their best year ever!


      Learn about Open Space volunteer opportunities.

        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.

        Agriculture & Wildlife

        Open Space Visitor Center FarmThe 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 Project 4Flyway 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

        Undercurrents Art Exhibit

        Undercurrents Art Exhibit

        from Sep 03, 2016 02:00 PM to Nov 27, 2016 05:00 PM

        In Undercurrents, eight local artists interpret and respond to Open Space lands, inspiring an exchange of ideas about our environment and sparking discussion about its conservation and stewardship.

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        Full Moon Concert

        Full Moon Concert

        Oct 15, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

        Full Moon Concert with Frank McCullouch y Sus Amigos accompanied by food truck dinner and kids’ activity.

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        Native Plants of Albuquerque’s Open Spaces

        Native Plants of Albuquerque’s Open Spaces

        Oct 23, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

        Herbalist Dara Seville will review a selection of common native plants from Boca Negra, Elena Gallegos, and the Bosque and discuss identifying characteristics, ecological importance, and medicinal/edible uses.

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        Mini Muerto Altars

        Mini Muerto Altars

        Oct 30, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM

        Artist Noel Chilton recounts her personal experience with the Mexican tradition, and then guides you through a mini Muerto-in-a-box exercise, using paper and clay constructions.

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