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

A Multicolored Kaleidoscope
Watch colorful butterflies flutters in our Butterfly Pavilion.
Meet Our Polar Explorer
Dr. Nathan Smith, Associate Curator of NHM’s Dinosaur Institute, is an experienced Antarctic fossil hunter.
A Gigantic Family Reunion
La Brea Tar Pits has been hosting a behemoth-size gathering of late — Mammoths and Mastodons at La Brea Tar Pits.
An Altar for Los Angeles
Local artists tell the story of the people of Los Angeles
Fossil Hunters in the Classroom
This year, almost 700 students at six schools in L.A. have participated in microfossil sorting.
The Proof Is in the Pooping
Fossilized feces help confirm the diet of extinct “bone-crushing” dogs