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

Owl About Odin
He may only weigh about a third of a pound, but this Museum resident packs a big personality punch.
Students Name a Puma
As if working with Ice Age fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits wasn’t cool enough, the job comes with one pretty unforgettable perk.
Meet Dr. Slime
Dr. Jann Vendetti, the Museum’s new Assistant Curator of Malacology and a snail specialist, is quick with facts about the wild world of slowmoving gastropods.
Dinosaurs in the Desert
A crew heads to the Badlands of Utah and New Mexico and return with (literally) tons of fossil treasure, plus a few big surprises.
His Mansion for a Horse
Swing by the Cowboy Festival and a special open house Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22
Dinosaurs in China
NHM Scientists Seek Out Birds From the East
Oceans Online
Digitization of collections unlocks climate clues.
Fish Since the Dinosaurs
The last 66 million years of fish evolution
City Nature Challenge: L.A. vs. S.F.
Museums are asking residents of and visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County to explore nature all around them and document the species they find.
Was Hancock Park Beachfront Property 120,000 Years Ago?
Pacific Gaper Clam: A large, common bivalve that inhabits sandy areas of bays along an open coast, often buried a foot or more.