Pops Videos

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The journey of Pops is a fascinating one of restoration, scientific study, casting, and, by the fall of 2021, his return to Weld County. Check out our videos capturing the various stages Pops will progress through as well as interesting updates and information from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Curator of Dinosaurs, Dr. Joe Sertich. 

Ask Dr. Joe

Episode 6 (090721_

What's next for Pops and...shall we have another contest? Watch to find out!

 

Episode 5 (081221)

Finally, the update you've been waiting for...almost. Dr. Joe talks about his summer dig in Utah, and we update you on the Pops Art Contest, Monster Day and more!

 
Episode 4 (070221)

While Pops waits to start the next stage of his journey, we catch up with Dr. Joe and get your dinosaur questions answered including: Why are T-Rex's arms so small, and what dinosaur would Dr. Joe ride into battle?

 
Episode 3 (060921)

Pops is cleaned up and ready for the next step of his adventure - casting. Also, Russian paleo artist Andrey Atuchin shares his work on the Pops artwork for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Dr. Joe Sertich, Curator of Dinosaurs for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, gives an update on the Pops the Triceratops Project.

 

 

Episode #2 (040121)

Dr. Joe Sertich, Curator of Dinosaurs for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, provides an update on Pops, talks about what's next in the Pops project and answers the age-old question: could King Kong really defeat a dinosaur?

  

 

Episode 1 (021921)

Dr. Joe Sertich, Curator of Dinosaurs for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, gives an update on the Pops the Triceratops Project and answers questions about fossils, paleontology and what dinosaur (shrunk down to cat size) would have made the best pet!

 

 

More Videos From the Pops Project

Preparator for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Salvador Bastien loves the outdoors and working with his hands, which is part of the reason he enjoys his job at the museum.

You can learn more about Salvador on the museum web site by clicking here.

Chief Fossil Preparator for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Natalie Toth shares how her interest in dinosaurs and her love for the outdoors led her to her job at the museum.

You can learn more about Natalie on the museum web site by clicking here.

 

Throughout the restoration of the Pops the Triceratops fossil, we will be sharing all kinds of great information and videos. Check back often!

On October 16, 2020, the team from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science transported Pops to Denver. The process took about six hours total, but we've condensed it to just over four minutes for you. Special thanks to the Mapelli family for joining us on this special day! The Mapelli family donated the fossil to the county in 1986 so all Weld County residents could enjoy it!