Stories

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

Science and Sparkle Behind the Scenes
Watch experts talk about the dazzling array of magnificent gemstones featured in our new exhibition, 100 Carats: Icons of the Gem World.
Community, Connection and Inspiration 
2023 in Review
This past year, NHMLAC created opportunities all around us and engaged with people like never before.
The Jonker Diamond: A Giant Gem of Many Facets
Explore the human and natural history of the Jonker I Diamond
The Ancient Odyssey of Crabs
An international team of scientists including NHM researchers chart crabs' sideways path from the ocean to dry land—a journey they've made at least 17 times since the Triassic.
Digital Guide to La Brea Tar Pits
Explore La Brea Tar Pits and over 160 international museums, galleries, sculpture parks, gardens, and cultural spaces on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
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Coyotes: Howling from the Ice Age
How coyotes survived the Ice Age extinction
Tule and Its Many Gifts
Kimberly Morales Johnson | Educator, Gabrielino Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
The Giant Monsters of Herpetology Tour
A look at some of the reptile and amphibian specimens that have inspired some of film and television’s biggest, baddest monsters with Herpetology Collections Manager Neftali Camacho.
The Phillipine Lingling-o
A pre-colonial symbol of fertility and virility
Celebrating Asian, Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities
Recognizing the heritage and history of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities, past and present.