Testimonials

"Impressive!"

DR. STEPHEN HAWKING
Theoretical Physicist and Author of A Brief History of Time


"Richard Berger has what is considered the most spectacular private collection of giant natural crystals and fossils in the world."

NBC EVENING MAGAZINE 
KING TV, Seattle, Washington


"Berger's specimens are truly outstanding; the quality is fabulous. ... It would be rare anywhere in the world to see specimens of this caliber."

DR. KARL HUTTERER
Emeritus Director of The Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, Seattle, WA


"You've created a garden of immortality."

FRED ALAN WOLF
Quantum Physicist; Author of Taking The Quantum Leap, featured in the feature film What The Bleep Do We Know; Recipient of the American Book Award


"A fabulous collection of the best."

PROFESSOR EDWIN ROEDDER
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts


"The ultimate collection. Crystals and fossils of the magnitude on exhibit here are extraordinary and rarely, if ever, seen either in museums or on the collector market. … Museum Associates, 'Masterpieces of the Earth' exhibit is something far beyond the ordinary…world class."

ROCK & GEM MAGAZINE


"One of the most amazing museums in the world. People leave saying it is one of the most compelling artistic experiences of their lives."

CBS EVENING NEWS
KIRO TV, Seattle, Washington


"An ecstasy of ecstasies."

PIR VILAYAT KHAN
Co-founder of Omega Institute, New York, and Former Spiritual Leader of The Sufi Order International


"Magnificent! Your collection is a revelation!"

STEPHEN JAY GOULD
Paleontologist and Author, The American Museum of Natural History, New York, and The Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Massachusetts


"It's beyond words. It takes your breath away. It changes your life forever."

ERIC EMANUEL
Former Chairman of the Comodo Group


"Fascinating! C'est une collection superbe!"

MICHEL BIENFALT
Professor of Physics and Director of the Laboratory on the Mechanisms of Crystal Growth


"This gallery is a noumenon—the imponderable essence of the Earth."

JAY HAIR
Former President, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C.


"There are minerals and there are minerals, but your collection far surpasses anything I've ever seen before—magnificent!"

ERIC DESKIN
Geologist, Canada


"To say that we were amazed, entranced, and full of wonder at the specimens you have collected would not begin to express our awe at the sensational pieces you have so beautifully displayed."

V. STANDISH MALLORY
Professor of Geological Sciences and Curator Emeritus, The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture


"I shall never forget seeing your gallery. What has been birthed…is beyond my capacity for words. This is to me the essence of celebration!"

ELEANOR JOHNSON
Founder and Director of Emmatroupe Experimental Theater Lab, New York


"Gallery assembles awesome natural art from the Earth! Nothing prepares a visitor for the awe-inspiring experience of a visit to Seattle's Masterpieces of the Earth collection."

STEVE GIORDANO
The Vancouver Sun