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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.

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.

For details, see the Open Space Alliance Gift Shop Facebook page.

All sales benefit the Open Space Alliance.


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

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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Maze in the Maize

Maze in the Maize

from Oct 01, 2016 10:00 AM to Nov 01, 2016 05:00 PM

The annual corn maze at the Los Poblanos Fields Open Space is back!

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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 Saville 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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