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

Performance Anxiety: Olympics in Hard Times
The 1932 Los Angeles Olympics under the shadow of the Great Depression
The Great Shark Hunt
A community effort to uncover ancient L.A.
A Fishy Query
Why does this supersized shark’s mouth glow in the dark?
The Black Widow's Tangled Rep
Awfully scary or awe-inspiring? Let's unspool the truths about the fascinating spider that induces shivers in even those captivated by other arachnids
You Herd of Bison in L.A.?
Hoofing it through Ice Age Los Angeles
Science of SpongeBob: Ancient Bikini Bottom
Dive in to the NHM’s extensive fossil collection!
Science of SpongeBob: Deep Sea Dangers
Lionfishes, venom, real-life anchovies and more!
On the Anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges
The Importance of Marriage Equality in the LGBTQ+ Community
Armenia's White Storks
Nest Neighbors Bring Good Fortune Across the Globe
Vistazo de la Ciencia de Bob Esponja
¡Sumérgete en todo un mundo de conocimientos náuticos con los expertos de NHM y tus personajes favoritos de Bob Esponja!