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Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC)

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


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. 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

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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.

Call for Art: Native Voices

Call for Art: Native Voices

from Apr 01, 2017 08:00 AM to Jun 01, 2017 05:00 PM

The City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) in collaboration with the Open Space Alliance is pleased to sponsor Native Voices, a call for an original, public outdoor art installation. This call for art is open to Native American artists living in New Mexico.

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ABQ Recycled Art Fair

ABQ Recycled Art Fair

Apr 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Upcycle art by over 40 local artists at this free event with music, contests, art workshops and more

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National River Cleanup

National River Cleanup

May 13, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Help restore the health and beauty of the Rio Grande! Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and other local organizations for the annual National River Cleanup event.

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