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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.

Closures

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.

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

Flyway Project 4

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

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.


Out of Doors: Acts of Ecology in Albuquerque

May 11, 2019 09:00 AM to Oct 31, 2019 05:00 PM
The vision of Art Park 21 (AP21) is for an innovative 21st century art park located in New Mexico. The park will feature eco-art installations that take 21st century views of our relationship with our ecosphere. The inaugural exhibition of the project is “Out of Doors: Acts of Ecology in Albuquerque.”

Open Space Explorer Camp

Jun 18, 2019 09:30 AM to Aug 08, 2019 12:30 PM
The weekly camp sessions begin June 18, 2019 and will run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through August 8. Registration is $15.00 per participant per week. Kids are encouraged to bring water, a hat, sunscreen, a snack and/or lunch. Registration will take place online beginning Saturday, March 9 at play.cabq.gov.

Last Call

Aug 03, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
An Albuquerque quartet playing jazz, blues, R&B, and originals