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    One Civic Plaza,10th floor 
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
     
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    (505) 468-7000
     
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    Monday - Friday
    8 - 5 p.m.
     
     
     
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    Bernalillo County Open Space strives to provide families with meaningful ways to get outdoors and explore the local environment.

    The natural world offers children and their families a wonderful resource for creative, inquiry-based learning by providing experiences for children to become careful, intentional observers who will grow into stronger readers, writers and scientists.

    Family Fun Days

    Visit Bachechi Open Space on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. for Family Fun Days where Cottonwood Gulch educators provide theme-based hands-on learning stations to explore nature’s wonders. This is a great time to bring a picnic, get fresh air and exercise. Nature Packs are also available these days. For more information, visit our events page

    Nature Packs Project

    Nature Packs are kid-sized backpacks filled with themed-based materials proving families with ways to explore the natural features of Bachechi Open Space. Families can investigate birds, bugs, track, wetlands and more. The packs come with all the things you need including guides, hands-on supplies, and activity sheets. Families can either check out a Nature Pack on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Bachechi Environmental Education Building, or reserve a pack in advance. Packs are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve a Nature Pack, call 505-314-0421.

    Hands-on Exhibits at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House

    The Gutiérrez-Hubbell House is a wonderful place for families to learn about the rich history and culture of the area. The property features outdoor interpretive signs along a trail near a scenic acequia. There are also indoor hands-on exhibits featuring a children’s room, mercantile and more. This is a great way to take a trip back in time and consider what life would have been like for families from the types of goods that were sold and bought to daily chores.

    Geocaching is Family Fun

    Bernalillo County Open Space offers two geocache challenges: BernCo Bernie and Burque Birding GeoTrek. Geocaching is a great family activity that will get you outdoors on a fun treasure hunt. Families who complete the challenges by visiting all the geocaches will receive a one-of-a-kind trackable geocache coin. Visit the BernCo Bernie geocacher site at BerncoBernie.com to learn more about these challenges and how to geocache.

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    • The 4th annual Bosque Chile Festival is happening for one day only this Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.l is happening for one day only this Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The an...

    • On Aug. 1, 2019, the new Alameda Drain Trail and "Outpost" Public Art  works were dedicated on a renovated trail that spans one mile on north 2nd Street between Montano and Osuna. The fun-filled morn...

    • Bernalillo County’s newest public art will be dedicated at a ceremony on Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Vista Grande Community Center in the East Mountains. The two-part sculpture is titled, ...

    Community Services
    • Play, learn and explore with the entire family at Summer Family Fun Days at Bachechi Open Space! Each Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. come out for weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments that will deepen your discovery of the world. Each week will have a unique craft that you can take home, and the theme changes every month! Best of all, it's FREE! Call (505) 314-0420 for more information.
      Location:
      Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
      Time:
      8/18/2019 12:00 PM - 8/18/2019 5:00 PM

    • Come enjoy this guided nature meditation that includes a short nature walk from the Bachechi Open Space Environmental Education Building to a prime sitting location for sunset. Learn to connect with nature on a deeper level and further develop your own inner stillness through mindfulness meditation in the outdoors. Bring layers appropriate for the weather and either a blanket or camp chair to sit on.
      Location:
      Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
      Time:
      8/18/2019 6:45 PM

    • Join us Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. for a watercolors class for beginners.
      Location:
      South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
      Time:
      8/20/2019 9:00 AM - 8/20/2019 10:00 AM

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