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

 Wonder Girls
A contingent of 8 to 18-year-olds spent three inspirational days at NHM learning from experts about fossils, mammals, and oceans, and discovering the many stepping stones to careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Minerals with Lead-busting Superpowers
Our scientists are harnessing the properties of a mineral to encapsulate dangerous lead in soil in South L.A. backyards, demonstrating how NHM discoveries coupled with community partners can power environmental change.
Aaron Celestian Saves the Planet
No big deal, but our Curator of Mineral Sciences has a few Earth-shattering ideas—how to cure disease, protect the environment, and find extraterrestrial life.
Dakota Gets a Makeover
See how our Performing Arts staff refurbished the Museum's life-size Triceratops puppet for her starring role in the all-new Dino Encounters show.
Dig Deeper Into Pterosaurs' Evolutionary Flight Path
NHM paleontologists take a big step in solving the mystery of pterosaurs' natural history
An American Icon, Once Endangered
The natural history and near extinction of the most American of mammals
A Lover at Hart
We’d like to introduce you to one of the William S. Hart Museum’s most devoted visitors.
Remembering the First Earth Day
“It was just a real beginning of the environmental movement.”
Big Ocean Animal Alert
When one species declines or disappears, an entire ecosystem could be at risk of profound transformation or collapse. ​​​​​​​