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Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC)

The Open Space Visitor Center: connecting people to place.
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Contact

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Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 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.

Location: 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NOTE New Phone: (505) 768-4950

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.


COVID-19 UPDATE (05/22/2021): In accordance with the current Public Health Order, the Open Space Visitor Center is open at maximum 50 people indoors and 150 outdoors. Wearing a mask indoors is required and outside is optional. Continue to social distance and wash your hands often.


Pollinator Celebration

Pollination Celebration 2021

June 12, 2021
9 a.m. - Noon

See what is happening here.


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Catch up on the Cultural Astronomy Lecture Series

Supernovae: What are they and how are they formed?
Watch this lecture here.

Horizon-based Astronomy: Understanding The Mexica Calendar System
Watch this lecture here.

Supernova 1054 AND Native Astronomy: The ‘ART’ of Ancient Science 
Watch this lecture here.

The Three Hearthstones and the Birth of the Sun: The Orion Nebula in the Cosmology of the Maya
Watch this lecture here.

 

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Visitor Center Art Gallery & Land Art

Visitor Center Gallery

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.

Volunteer with the Visitor Center

For more information on how you can be involved in the development of this exciting facility, call (505) 768-4960.

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


Small in Nature

Apr 24, 2021 09:00 AM to Jul 03, 2021 05:00 PM
New Mexico based nature and landscape photographer specializing in large format printed macrophotography. Focused on native species to the Rio Grande valley.

Lets Meet in the Middle, A Collaborative Synthesis of Nature & Art

May 08, 2021 09:00 AM to Jul 17, 2021 05:00 PM
Lets Meet in the Middle features serigraphs influenced by the landscapes and Beauty of New Mexico. The collaboration between the artists create individual as well as group works. Contemporary landscapes and abstract interpretations are inspired by endless vistas, large skies, and colorful sunsets of New Mexico. Paintings and photographs presented by P. K. Williams, Jeanette Cook, Kate Palmo, and Rebecca Nolda

Kundalini Yoga

Jun 19, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Kundalini yoga, also known as the yoga of awareness, enhances circulation, stress reduction, strength, flexibility, and nervous system function.

Kundalini Yoga

Jun 26, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Kundalini yoga, also known as the yoga of awareness, enhances circulation, stress reduction, strength, flexibility, and nervous system function.

Kundalini Yoga

Jul 03, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Kundalini yoga, also known as the yoga of awareness, enhances circulation, stress reduction, strength, flexibility, and nervous system function.

New Mexico Light

Oct 02, 2021 09:00 AM to Dec 18, 2021 05:00 PM
Fiber arts and tapestries which teach about and interpret their experiences of open space.