Stories

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

What to Wear When Lizard Watching
Choose your outfit carefully before you go on a nature walk.
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A Multicolored Kaleidoscope
At NHM, every Spring, a kaleidoscope of butterflies from all over North America flutters in our Butterfly Pavilion.
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Meet Our Polar Explorer
Dr. Nathan Smith, Associate Curator of NHM’s Dinosaur Institute, is an experienced Antarctic fossil hunter.
A Gigantic Family Reunion
La Brea Tar Pits has been hosting a behemoth-size gathering of late — Mammoths and Mastodons at La Brea Tar Pits.
An Altar for Los Angeles
Local artists tell the story of the people of Los Angeles
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Fossil Hunters in the Classroom
This year, almost 700 students at six schools in L.A. have participated in microfossil sorting.
Stories of Extinction and Survival
Solving the mysteries of the Tar Pits
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The Proof Is in the Pooping
Fossilized feces help confirm the diet of extinct “bone-crushing” dogs
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