Stories

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

A Virtual Chocolate-y Tour of the Collections
Explore the collections of the Natural History Museum through the lens of chocolate!
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Year of the Dragon
Celebrate the 2024 Lunar New Year with highlights from the collection 
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Ash and Green Shoots
Wildfires can leave scars on our psyches and the landscape. Community Science Program Manager Sam Tayag discusses finding solace in witnessing nature’s recovery.
Storm Creatures
Learn, in this video, about the unexpected animals that may be arriving during El Niño.
Science and Sparkle Behind the Scenes
Watch experts talk about the dazzling array of magnificent gemstones featured in our new exhibition, 100 Carats: Icons of the Gem World.
Community, Connection and Inspiration 
2023 in Review
This past year, NHMLAC created opportunities all around us and engaged with people like never before.
The Jonker Diamond: A Giant Gem of Many Facets
Explore the human and natural history of the Jonker I Diamond
The Ancient Odyssey of Crabs
An international team of scientists including NHM researchers chart crabs' sideways path from the ocean to dry land—a journey they've made at least 17 times since the Triassic.
Digital Guide to La Brea Tar Pits
Explore La Brea Tar Pits and over 160 international museums, galleries, sculpture parks, gardens, and cultural spaces on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
Coyotes: Howling from the Ice Age
How coyotes survived the Ice Age extinction
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