Wild Color

Escape the everyday and explore the natural world through the wonder of color.

Delve into the color spectrum like never before as you make your way through immersive rooms, each representing a color of the rainbow. Discover some of the brightest and boldest examples from our collections—alongside experiences designed to awaken your senses. Anywhere you look in nature, color holds meaning. It evokes emotion, signals alarm, creates disguise and illusion. In this special exhibition, you’ll learn how to decode the hidden messages that different colors can send. Then, explore some of nature’s mysteries that are hidden in plain sight: creatures that change color, plants and animals that give off an eerie glow, and shades of color that the human eye can’t detect.



  • Gallery Requirements: 5,000 ft2 (465 m2)
  • Ceiling Height: 12 ft
  • Shipping: One-way, inbound, paid by host venue (international arrangements vary)
  • Language: All text in English and Spanish; additional languages may be converted by host venues

Bring Wild Color to Your Institution

Contact us to learn more about hosting the exhibition at travelingexh@fieldmuseum.org or 312-665-7119 | 312-665-7311