Stories

Welcome to Stories, a place to explore—and be inspired by—the wonder of our natural and cultural worlds.

Vive la Cinema!
Now on view, a new installation in Becoming Los Angeles spotlights the French innovations at the heart of film history
 
The Migration of the Lincoln Heights Whale
As modern whales make their annual journey across the ocean, discover one whale’s 10 million-year journey through time from Flat Top Hill to L.A. Underwater
Snail Love
Discover the secrets of snail love and show your love for the slimiest Angelenos—it's time for SnailBlitz 2024!
A Letter from America's Black Heritage
A letter from a 1960s-era NHM exhibition details an 1860s fight against racial injustice
Celebrating Black Communities
Recognizing the heritage and history of the Black community in L.A., past and present.
Kindness in Every Bite
Jeffrey & Robbie Jacobs | Uncle Eddie's Vegan Cookies
A Virtual Chocolate-y Tour of the Collections
Explore the collections of the Natural History Museum through the lens of chocolate!
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Year of the Dragon
Celebrate the 2024 Lunar New Year with highlights from the collection 
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Ash and Green Shoots
Wildfires can leave scars on our psyches and the landscape. Community Science Program Manager Sam Tayag discusses finding solace in witnessing nature’s recovery.
Storm Creatures
Learn, in this video, about the unexpected animals that may be arriving during El Niño.