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Intinan Museum

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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Ranked #11 of 98 Attractions in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features interactive exhibits on how the...
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Type: History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

There is no reason to miss this museum if you go to see Mitad del Mundo, It's a lot more fun, even if the photo ops at the Mitad monument are better. The experiments, no matter how staged or true they are, are good fun and the tour also includes some really interesting facts and anecdotes about indigenous life and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Most visitors to Quito know that the large monument at La Mitad del Mundo is in the wrong spot and does not really mark the equator at all, but it appears that few people know that the Intinan Museum next door is not quite on the equator either - it is actually out on the road in front of the... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were really awed by the various experiments demonstrated and n which we participated. The guide was delightful and truly enjoyed the adventure. Definitely recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This exhibit is a short distance from Quito and worth a quick stop if you are visiting Pululahua or la Mitad del Mundo nearby. The coriolis effect on draining water is interesting and there are several other demonstrations/experiments that they perform on the line. The brief presentations on Ecuadorean culture should be expanded to be worthwhile.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The tour was nothing spectacular but was well worth a stop. Seeing the spinning water at the equator and northern/Southern Hemispheres was interesting as was balancing the egg on a nail at the equator. The little bit of history presented was also interesting.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I showed up at the museum not knowing what to expect and was overall really impressed. Not only is it located on the actual equator (a definite plus) but it lets you participate in the cool, albeit childish, experiments to show how unique the equator is. It is only around 3 or 4 dollars for admission, and it comes with... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This museum is a fun place to visit, and a must go. once you are there you can do different test to prove the 00`00`` 00 latitude, so it is pretty awesome. The tour guides are friendly, and in 1 hr you will be done visiting this small museum. Pretty good. I enjoy it.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

To be honest I'm surprised that this is not the no 1 attraction in Quito. It's way better than anything else we did. It's the only place on earth you can do this. There is a tour every hour and it's well worth it. We had a great time. It's really memorable and you get some great photo opportunities. It's... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I thought the tour would be a bit touristy, but was an interesting insight into the actual geographic equator and some of the history of the region.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

So you can go to the equator which is pretty cool! Also you get your passport stamped. The coolest and weirdest parts was this test where you try to push someone's arm down. Also, watching the water flow the opposite direction was interesting as well! I would definitely go if you visit Quito!

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