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

Dakota Gets a Makeover
See how our Performing Arts staff refurbished the Museum's life-size Triceratops puppet for her starring role in the all-new Dino Encounters show.
Dig Deeper Into Pterosaurs' Evolutionary Flight Path
NHM paleontologists take a big step in solving the mystery of pterosaurs' natural history
An American Icon, Once Endangered
The natural history and near extinction of the most American of mammals
A Lover at Hart
We’d like to introduce you to one of the William S. Hart Museum’s most devoted visitors.
Remembering the First Earth Day
“It was just a real beginning of the environmental movement.”
Big Ocean Animal Alert
When one species declines or disappears, an entire ecosystem could be at risk of profound transformation or collapse. ​​​​​​​
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.
One story goes that, in just half an hour, hundreds of auks were herded onto a single ship