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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: (593) 239-5122
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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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The site crossed by the equator

This museum was initially created to commemorate the indigenous peoples of Ecuador. Later, GPS readings identified that the equator actually runs through the center of the site... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum was initially created to commemorate the indigenous peoples of Ecuador. Later, GPS readings identified that the equator actually runs through the center of the site (much to the chagrin of the Mitad Del Mundo--located a half mile to the south--which originally had made this claim). Today...you lean about both the indigenous and the unique characteristics associated with living... More 

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Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is nice and costs only 4$/pers. First you will have a little explanation about different communities of Ecuador (ok, there are a lot more... They only talk about two or three that live into the rainforest), then you arrive to the most interesting part with the experiments around the Equatorial line. A shame that our guide was really... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is about a 10-minute walk from Mitad del Mundo - it is a much more interesting and fun place to visit. The entry price includes a guided tour with lots of info on the native people and also some fun equator based games. Much better value for money than the official monument.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are in Quito, you shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to visit the middle of the Earth: the Equator. A fun place to do that is at the Intinan Museum. Entrance fee is only four dollars & that includes a guided tour. Our guide spoke excellent English, plus was knowledgeable & witty. There are exhibits, but the highlight... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you tour this place at the equator there is much to see. A guide will take you through and explain many interesting facts. You will learn why the men of old did not pee in the water. You will see real shrunken heads plus a lot more. Don't miss it!

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Thank Lynne H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You and your family will be thoroughly amazed at the wonderful and weird science behind the Equator!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were on our way to Mitad del Mundo when our guide took us here without our asking. We were a little skeptical but it ended up being a well-timed (about 45 minutes) guided your of some history of native peoples of Ecuador (albeit a little theme-parkish) and some cool exhibits and demonstrations about the equator (which actually runs through... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our English-speaking guide was well-informed, and answered many questions not in the standard presentation. Both the equator and indigenous exhibits were interesting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The equator goes through the middle and is marked by a red line. Standing in both the northern and southern hemispheres makes for such a unique experience. The demonstration given by the museum guide demonstrates several remarkable facts about the magnetic pull of the two polls. They have other exhibits which are worth seeing, like the shrunken heads and great... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a taxi to the bus station (Ofelia) and a bus ($0.40) from there. Whole trip was 45 min to an hour depending on traffic The bus driver dropped us off and we walked a little bit further to find the entrance. It's a driveway and there is a statue and a sign and it is beyond the main... More 

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