Open Space Visitor Center

V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016

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Feeling Green

Saturday, Sep 17: 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Open Space Visitor Center

Tour the Piedras Marcadas Pueblo, see Undercurrents by Bill Pentler in the gallery, enjoy live music, food, art exhibits and family friendly activities.
V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016

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Star Search

Saturday, Mar 12: Star Party with The Albuquerque Astronomical Society

Activities relating to stars and a viewing of the stars with telescopes provided by TAAS.
V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015

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Birdseed Made Beautiful

Sunday, Dec 20: Winter Solstice Mandala Creation

Join in creating a huge mandala made of seeds and grains which can be eaten by birds, composted or can quickly biodegrade.
V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015

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Welcome Back the Cranes

Saturday, Nov 14: 2015 Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration

Welcome the cranes back to their winter habitat with art, films, origami, viewing scopes, tai chi, craneology 101, animal tales, music and more.
V.23 No.45 |

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A Soaring Celebration

Celebrate and watch one of Albuquerque's most beautiful and cherished seasonal visitors, the Sandhill Crane.
V.23 No.36 |
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Preserve the Preserves: 7th Annual Urban Farm and Harvest Festival

A celebration of open space, urban agriculture, local food and community featuring music, food and more.
V.21 No.46 |

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Flock Together

Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration Weekend 2012

The Middle Rio Grande Valley is visited by thousands of majestic Sandhill Cranes as they return to make the Bosque their winter home. A population can also be found in extreme northeastern Siberia. The reappearance of these large birds is viewed, photographed and celebrated across New Mexico every fall. The Open Space Visitor Center, tucked next to the river, is hosting the Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration this weekend. Festivities stretch from early morning until late afternoon and include short films, children's activities, live music, Tai Chi, walks, storytelling and more. Visit for more information and a full schedule of events. Open Space Visitor Center • Sat Nov 17 • 8 am-5 pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

V.20 No.45 | 11/10/2011

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Birds of a Feather Huddle for Warmth Together

As it turns out, sandhill cranes love the short and temperate winters in New Mexico just as much as we do. The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a paradise for more than 10,000 migratory birds each year. All weekend long at the Open Space Visitor Center (6500 Coors NW), celebrate the return of the sandhill crane with talks, films, crafts, art and live music dedicated to these part-time residents. Events run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and are free. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call the visitor center at 897-8831 or visit