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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.

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.

Gift Shop

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Volunteer at the Gift Shop!

The Open Space Alliance 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!

Gift Shop Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (505) 358-8270

Hours & Information

Please note that the gift shop is currently open during special events only.

Please come by during one of these times:

  • November 5 6:00 - 8:00 pm for our Star Party with The Albuquerque Astronomical Society.
  • November 12 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration     
  • December 18 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm "Build a Mandala" Winter Solstice event

All sales benefit the Open Space Alliance.

Volunteer

Learn about Open Space volunteer opportunities.

For more information on how you can be involved in the development of this exciting facility, call (505) 897-8831.

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

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


Fleeting: A Small Works Art Exhibit

Fleeting: A Small Works Art Exhibit

from Dec 03, 2016 02:00 PM to Jan 07, 2017 05:00 PM

Discover the Open Space Gallery with this juried show of multi-media art that explores the flora, fauna, and cultural resources of Albuquerque’s Open Space lands.

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Bosque Wild

Bosque Wild

Dec 04, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

A guided hike in the bosque near the Open Space Visitor Center

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Winter Wildlife Walk in Wonder

Winter Wildlife Walk in Wonder

Dec 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Enjoy this FREE! guided nature hike with trained naturalists and look for winter migratory wonders such as the Sandhill crane and the Bald Eagle.

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The Magic of Light

The Magic of Light

Dec 17, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

A Celebration of Winter Solstice in Story and Song with Regina Ress and Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee

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