Stories

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

Before Dinosaurs Got Big
Meet Earth’s first giant—a humongous new species of ichthyosaur—only at NHM!
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Off to Anacapa!
Our Anthropology Curator heads to the Channel Islands on an unprecedented underwater archaeology expedition to find evidence of the first people to set foot on these shores
Flight Club
The first rule of Flight Club is that butterflies are beautiful little jerks.
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A Closer Look at Becoming Jane: Her Scientific Legacy
Join the next conversation live and in-person on March 25
Mammoths, meet the metaverse
Paleontologists from La Brea Tar Pits develop a whole herd of scientifically accurate extinct animals to use in AR and VR
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Day of Remembrance: Japanese Angelenos at Manzanar
NHM collections recount the unjust WWII internment of Japanese Angelenos through historic photographs and luggage packed for an uncertain future.
Year of the Tiger
Celebrate the 2022 Lunar New Year with highlights from the collection
Fragmentary Fossils Help Tell the Whole Evolutionary Story
Paleontological “twigs” from our fossil past can help us reconstruct branches on the tree of life