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

Bon Voyage, Pondy
Our adorable western pond turtle has a new, amazing home!
Science In a Half-Shell: Dissecting Turtles at Home
NHM researchers dig for plastic in freshwater turtles
Three Horned Larks, Two Spotted Doves and a Seasonal Community Science Tradition
The history and value of North America’s longest running community science project: the Christmas Bird Count
Walruses: On the Tusk of Greatness
With the discovery of the oldest tusked walrus yet, NHM scientists are getting to the root of the walrus’ long tooth.
Time Machine Window: A Look Back at Ice Age Los Angeles
Take a look at Los Angeles through Ice Age lenses
Discovering Gold: Exploring the California Gold Rush
Uncover the history of California's Gold Rush through NHM's Gem and Mineral Hall
Fishes Across America: Shoshone, Idaho
A different Shoshone, a different sucker:  Catostomus columbianus, the bridgelip sucker
Native American Heritage Month
Recognizing the rich and thriving community of Native Americans in L.A.
The Filipino Salakot
Filipino history told through the cultural costume