Colors in Nature

Have you ever noticed the bright colors found in nature? Take a look around! What do you see? Plants and animals all over the world use color to communicate. To learn more, dive into our Bright Colors information sheets, or if you want to learn more about how colorful males attract females, check out How Animals and Plants Use Colors! As you can see, some flowers use their bright colors to attract insects and animals to improve their chances of pollination.

In the Backyard Color Matching Video below, our naturalist Emma provides some fun inspiration for you to step outside and go on your own colors-in-nature exploration! What colors do you see in your yard or local park? For more general information on how plants and animals use bright colors in nature, visit the Kids Discover page Colors in Nature!


Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.