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

Performance Anxiety: Olympics in Hard Times
The 1932 Los Angeles Olympics under the shadow of the Great Depression
The Great Shark Hunt
A community effort to uncover ancient L.A.
A Fishy Query
Why does this supersized shark’s mouth glow in the dark?
Virtual Tour of Dino Hall - ASL
A virtual visit to the Age of Dinosaurs
The Black Widow's Tangled Rep
Awfully scary or awe-inspiring? Let's unspool the truths about the fascinating spider that induces shivers in even those captivated by other arachnids
Here, Kitty, Kitty
It's been ice ages! Get reacquainted with your friendly neighborhood apex predator
You Herd of Bison in L.A.?
Hoofing it through Ice Age Los Angeles
Science of SpongeBob: Ancient Bikini Bottom
Dive in to the NHM’s extensive fossil collection!
Science of SpongeBob: Deep Sea Dangers
Lionfishes, venom, real-life anchovies and more!
On the Anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges
The Importance of Marriage Equality in the LGBTQ+ Community