Stories

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

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.
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
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Follow the Butterflies
Help us count butterflies!
Explore the Wild Outside
When yards and gardens become more wildlife friendly, the experience can be magical
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Animals at Hart
Hart was devoted to the animals in his life: his pets, co-stars, and neighbors.
Love in the Time of Coronavirus: The Alligator Lizard Version
Help us study lizard behavior in your backyard!
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Gems of the Americas
Travel back in time with one of NHM's most beloved gems, this video from our vaults.