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

What's in a species name?
Eponyms are scientific names for species that refer to people, but for mollusks, almost 90% of those people are men. Malacology Curator Jann Vendetti’s research explores the nepotism, sexism, and more behind the naming of species—and how we can do better.
From Butterflies With Love
A behind-the-scenes look reveals how the butterflies in our Pavilion help protect their native habitats
Celebrating Women’s History
Recognizing the history of Women in L.A., past and present.
Choco Talk-o with Sad Girl Creamery
SueEllen Mancini | Sad Girl Creamery
Celebrating Armenian Communities
Recognizing the heritage and history of the Armenian community in L.A., past and present.
Recent NAGPRA Regulations on the Display of Native American Objects
A Message from NHMLAC President and Director, Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga
Painting L.A.'s First Skyscraper
One colorful scene in the soon-to-be-unveiled masterpiece mural by Artist Barbara Carrasco is this detail, which uplifts the story of L.A.’s first skyscraper—City Hall.
Meet Dr. Sophia Jones
Part of the thrill of taking care of history collections is that you’ll never know what wonders an unassuming box may contain.
Vive la Cinema!
Now on view, a new installation in Becoming Los Angeles spotlights the French innovations at the heart of film history
The Migration of the Lincoln Heights Whale
As modern whales make their annual journey across the ocean, discover one whale’s 10 million-year journey through time from Flat Top Hill to L.A. Underwater