The Nature of Color

Three models of columbine flowers, one blue, one red, and one white, against a solid black background © AMNH/R. Mickens
Our world is awash with color. Explore the world of color in this immersive traveling exhibition.

The Nature of Color reveals the many roles of color in the natural world, across human cultures, and in our personal lives. 

Explore the science of color, how colors make us feel, the history of color production, and how plants and animals use color to help them survive and reproduce. 

Key Questions

  • What is color?
  • How do plants and animals use color? 
  • How do colors trigger emotions and ideas?
  • How is color produced?


This fun, family-friendly exhibition includes models, cultural objects, and interactive exhibits that invite visitors to play and experiment with color. 

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The Nature of Color is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (