Stories

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

Year of the Ox
Celebrate the 2021 Lunar New Year with 21 highlights from the collection
Dire Wolf Skull Wall Reinstall
3,600 individual dire wolves recovered, 400 skulls, one iconic La Brea Tar Pits installation refurbished
NHMLAC + Pacific Standard Time
NHMLAC receives two grants to prepare for the next edition of the regional arts initiative Pacific Standard Time, scheduled to open in 2024. 
 
Time Machine Window: A Look Back at Ice Age Los Angeles
Take a look at Los Angeles through Ice Age lenses
Touring the Tar Pits From Home
Take a field trip through evolving Ice Age history at La Brea Tar Pits.
An American Icon, Once Endangered
The natural history and near extinction of the most American of mammals
From Giant Ground Sloths to Tiny Poops
Global tar pits reveal past ecosystems
Meet Hayden, the Metro Mammoth
A juvenile mammoth that was discovered during a dig for the new Metro
Sloths Make a Splash
La Brea Tar Pits Assistant Curator Emily Lindsey and a team of researchers found a treasure trove of giant ground sloth specimens