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Intinan Museum

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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: (593) 239-5122
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Description: Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features...
Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features interactive exhibits on how the Incas determined the middle of the earth, plus interesting science experiments such as balancing an egg on a nail and the affects of the Coriolis force on earth.
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We did the Mitad del Mundo Tour with the Quito tour Bus company, and this was the highlight of the day, we could have spent double the amount of time here, and skipped the Mitad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We did the Mitad del Mundo Tour with the Quito tour Bus company, and this was the highlight of the day, we could have spent double the amount of time here, and skipped the Mitad del Mundo. The indigenous equator line was a guided tour with English guides, it was engaging and unlike Mitad del Mundo it wasn't a tourist... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Tour guide explains all sections. Good background into the natural Ecuador and equator. Great fun. Learn about the Amazon, animals, people, symbols. Beautiful setting for museum

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We thought this was excellent. The tour was very interesting and the demonstrations and "hands on" experiments on the equator line were big fun. Pam was able to balance the egg on the head of the nail and was awarded her certificate, unfortunately I did not master it. No visit to Quito would be complete without a visit here to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A wonderful open museum where you can complete different experiments but also learn about Ecuador's rich culture. Don't miss it!

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Denver, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Intinan Museum is one of several sites where you can stand on the equator, but also is a museum reflecting some of the diversity present in Ecuador. The guide was fluent in English and knowledgeable, but also fun. The experiments were good for the non-scientists among us, me included, and were designed to inspire a little thinking, probably a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is really a great experience. The guides give you a little history and demonstrate a few amusing scientific things that you can only do at the equator. Its a fun way to spend and hour for a modest cost.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a great time at this museum. Much more than we expected. The experiments were were fun and amazing that a few feet off the equator made such a big difference. There was a mock burial chamber, house, kitchen, wildlife, etc. And those fun pictures on the actual equator.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is much more fun than the "real" Mitad del Mundo monument, 240 meters further. Inti Nan claims that they are on the right spot, thanks to gps. The guide was a good entertainer ! I am afraid that you do not have to take the "scientific" experiments too literally. But I had a good time ad a laugh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is one of those places that you roll your eyes at - you think Tourist Trap! And at the start of the "tour", you feel exactly that. Silly displays, simulated huts to sit in and listen to life with the Incas. But when you actually get to stand ON the Equator, and they prove with visual tests and your... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited this place because it was included a part of a tour of Mindo (which is fantastic). It is filled with gaudy statues and totem poles, and "scientific experiment" related to its location which is exactly on the equator (according to GPS). These experiments include one where water flows out of a tub without rotation on equator line, because... More 

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