Stories

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

Start Your Engines
Cruise through automobile history in a behind-the-scenes look at our vintage image collection of L.A.’s early driving scene.
How Our Museum Grows
A unique and transformative museum mentorship program about biodiversity begins
Imagination Collaboration
CoachArt Kids and NHM's Performing Artists team up for dino-mite workshops.
Where There's Smoke
A look at what we know and don't know about how growing wildfires impact our natural world, and how we can learn to cope
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What La Brea Tar Pits Fossils Reveal
Emily Lindsey, Associate Curator and Excavation Site Director at La Brea Tar Pits, talks about what fossils can tell us about extinction and survival.
What Ice Age Plants Reveal
Regan Dunn, Interim Assistant Deputy Director and Assistant Curator at La Brea Tar Pits, talks about what ice age plants can tell us about extinction and survival.
Playing With Fire: Extinction and Survival at La Brea Tar Pits
In California, 13,000 years ago, huge Ice Age mammals that had roamed the landscape for many millennia, suddenly ceased to exist. The cause? Humans, catastrophic fires, and an ecosystem made vulnerable by climate change.
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Match Point
Fire is a hot-button issue. Regan Dunn, Interim Assistant Deputy Director and Assistant Curator at La Brea Tar Pits, looks at the pervasive planetary issue with a long-term lens.