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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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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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Quirky & Fun

It's a quirky spot but a great way to spend an afternoon not too far out of the city. Some cool facts and fun games. Definitely worth it if you have the kiddies

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's a quirky spot but a great way to spend an afternoon not too far out of the city. Some cool facts and fun games. Definitely worth it if you have the kiddies

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You go to the equator thinking you'll be on the equator, right? Mitad Del Mundo monument isn't the equator and that seems categorical. Here may be the equator or it may not be again. Anyway, the science demonstrated on the tours at least won me over - especially the water going straight down the sink on the line, clockwise south... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The museum was brilliant and made you realise that you are indeed lucky to be here at the middle of the earth. Read my reviews on the museum and Mitad del mundo in my blog: http://www.madaboutdeetravel.com/2015/07/about-quito-paradise-between-volcanoes.html

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This place seemed a theme parkie at first but most of the displays were original and the scientific experiences on the equator were fascinating to young and old. This is an essential part of visiting the region-even better than the monument and also the disputed 'real' equator line site! Watching water flowing in different directions, and feeling the pull of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We visited this place as it is the real Equatorial Line (GPS) and not he old one that it is 240 m from this one. And at the same time it is nice to hear from the ancestors of the area. The tour is cheap and the guides are very friendly and they really like what they are doing there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As others have mentioned, this looks to be a tourist trap with tacky shacks and artefacts. The entry fee for a group tour is only $4, the guides are very knowledgeable and interesting. Most speak excellent English if you do not speak Spanish and many tours are in English for the benefit of the group. The activities on the equator... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had a great afternoon at the Intinan Museum! When you walk on, it feels like you have walked into the tackiest tourist spot ever. However the guides are knowledgeable and the fun experiments they play with you make this more than just a trip to the equator, which, let's face it, could just be looking at a line painted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was a lot of fun. The guide shows you some things that only happen on the equator (like balancing the egg on a nail head) and how things differ between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere (water in the sink drains clockwise in the North and counter-clockwise in the South). While the bigger--and, inaccurately named--Mitad del Mundo Monument is close-by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very good and definitely worth your time and money. The guide was ecuadorian, friendly and kept the thing interesting - knew what she was talking about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Some great explanation about the equator and the effects it has. Definitely worth a visit, although the tour sometimes seems a bit random. Going from a story about the Statues on Easter Island to a woman who reached the age of 108 by only eating guinea pigs.

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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
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito  >  San Antonio de Pichincha
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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