Stories

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

You Herd of Bison in L.A.?
Hoofing it through Ice Age Los Angeles
At the Feet of Mammoths
Meet some of the Ice Age minifauna still making their home in L.A.
Sample Tar Pits' Paleo Diets
Gnawing questions answered with fossilized teeth
Get Sedimental With La Brea Tar Pits
Help transcribe 'dig' field notes for fossils excavated since 1969
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.