Stories

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

A Ponding We Will Go!
¡Vámonos al charco!
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Backyard Birding
Episode 4:
Exploring Bird Diversity
Break down how birds are broken down with NHM Ornithologists Allison Shultz and Kimball Garrett and uncover some surprising facts about feathered phylogeny.
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Research That Rocks
Our breathtaking backyard state park
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Backyard Birding
Episode 1:
Bird Diversity
in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles is the birdiest county in the America
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Catching Feelings for a Triceratops: How Live Theater in Museums Evokes Empathy in Visitors
When it comes to bringing collections to life and forming empathetic connections with visitors, few tools are as powerful as live theater.
Suiting Up for Smilodon
An exhilaratingly lifelike recreation of a saber-toothed cat will thrill — and teach — audiences in Ice Age Encounters.
Explore Jane Goodall's Profound Impact on Conservation and Advocacy
On March 25, a panel of L.A. community scientists, conservationists and activists discussed Dr. Goodall's evolution to activism and how we can all make a difference for the second installment of A Closer Look at Becoming Jane at NHM.
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Seeds of the Ancestors
Beneath the majestic limbs of the coast live oaks, an acorn harvest blooms at the William S. Hart Museum
Backyard Birding 
Episode 5:
Meet the Incredible House Finch
What’s red and gray and all over L.A.? It’s the house finch.