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Open Space Visitor Center

Welcome to the Open Space Visitor Center

Hours: Tues.–Sat., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed all major holidays.
Location: ● 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120 MAP ● 505-768-4951

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text free OSVC logoThe 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. The OSVC serves as the information hub for the Open Space Division facilities and trails. It also hosts workshops, lectures, family education events, and large events.

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.

The OSVC Demonstration Garden represents several early farming methods and the foods that were collected and cultivated in New Mexico.

Learn About the Demonstration Garden

Art Gallery & Land Art

Each year, the OSVC hosts at least eight art exhibits that feature artists who are inspired by New Mexico's beautiful landscapes, environment, History or Culture. Come enjoy art in the two galleries or submit a proposal for your own art show!

Visit the Art Gallery

In 2009 a group of New Mexico arts organizations joined together to present LAND/ART, an exciting series of exhibitions, site-specific art works, and lectures exploring the relationships between land, art, and community. Many of the pieces that came out of the project can still be seen near the Open Space Visitor Center.

View Land Art


The Open Space Division depends on our dedicated volunteers at the Visitor Center and on the trails. Become a vital part of Open Space - become a volunteer!

Volunteering Information


Events at the Visitor Center create memorable experience for the whole family. Whether we are celebrating pollinators or the Sandhill Crane Migration, every event is full of fun and learning opportunities.

Open Space Upcoming Events