Stories

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

Ladies on the Black Lagoon
Few movie monsters are as instantly recognizable as Gill Man, the featured creature in The Creature from the Black Lagoon. But what do you know about the woman behind that iconic design?
From Giant Ground Sloths to Tiny Poops
Global tar pits reveal past ecosystems
Mind-Blown Science: Dr. Luis Chiappe and NHM's Extraordinary Plesiosaur
Dr. Luis Chiappe, Director of our Dinosaur Institute, explains why this giant marine reptile blows his mind.
A Different Kind of Prepping
For Vertebrate Paleontology Preparator James Preston, science doesn’t stop.
Feline Forensics
Watch this CAT scan solve a museum mystery.
Sewing for the Gold
Conservators really like weird, unique problems. We’re not happy that something deteriorates, but we’re really fascinated to find out how that's happening.
Auk-Ward
One story goes that, in just half an hour, hundreds of auks were herded onto a single ship
Follow the Butterflies
Help us count butterflies!
Explore the Wild Outside
When yards and gardens become more wildlife friendly, the experience can be magical