Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC)
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 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
- Yoga with a View: Every Sunday.
- First Sunday of the Month, Bosque Wild Guided Nature Walk. Space is limited! Call (505) 897-8831 for details and to reserve your place.
Visitor Center Art Gallery and Land Art
Please see the Gallery Schedule for more information about future art shows at the Visitor Center.
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.
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!
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
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.
Check out our Crane webpage and see for yourself!
The Flyway Project
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 OSVC in the News
- How to Build Discovery into a Place: the Open Space Visitor Center, an article by See Yourself Teaching.
- Local producer Anthony Della Flora and videographers Blaise Koller and Charles (Bazz) McClain have been nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy® for "Flight Path: The Flyway Project". This mini documentary chronicles the artistic and political process of one of Albuquerque's high profile public artworks.
An art exhibit about flora and fauna
An exhibit exploring our disposable culture and the best way to remediate the impacts on our soil.
Join the Open Space Division and the Open Space Alliance for this annual spring cleaning of the Sandia Foothills Open Space.
May 2016 Open Space Visitor Center
A day of family-friendly activities to celebrate the season pollinators are most active.
Dr. Matt Schmader introduces participants to a 1,000 room pueblo.
Join American Rivers, the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, Kirtland Outdoor Recreation, REI, the Rotary Club of Albuquerque, the West Central Alliance of Neighbors and other organizations for this annual cleanup of the Rio Grande!
Taoist QiGong class with Certified Energy Arts Instructor Marcy Pincus