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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, 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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This place is awesome! There are guides that walk around and show you interesting things about Ecuador. Then, they bring you to the line and show you interesting tricks that can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome! There are guides that walk around and show you interesting things about Ecuador. Then, they bring you to the line and show you interesting tricks that can only happen on the line. :) This was the highlight of our time in Ecuador!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was at this museum that I had the opportunity to stand on the equator! Bucket list item, check! I made the trek from Quito one afternoon with a group of over 20 people. Some of us did the tour in English while others did the tour in Spanish. We all came together at the end for pictures on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It is simply a must to stand on the equator if you are in Quito. The Intinan Museum is the site where all of the foreign scientists converged to study the equator. You can take part in several gravity experiments, and learn that water swirling down a drain counterclockwise below the equator is a myth. There is a small interpretive... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit while in Quito. Honestly, if you don't go, you're really missing out on one of the best points of being IN Quito!. Very educational. The guides are great and give you a lot of interesting information. It is also fun and interactive. I enjoyed every minute while I was there and would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is under $10pp to visit and the guides speak multiple languages. They are very pleasant and full of amazing knowledge. They give you a lesson in the history of Ecuador's culture. You can see actual old artifacts and structures including a shrunken head and bar. You will also see how the water runs in different directions on different sides... More 

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Newport News
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Learned alot about the ancient inhabitants, their culture, food, shrinking heads and burial practices. Very informative. Also enjoyed the experiments relating to the pull of the earth at the equator. Our guide was superb. She told us stories to bring the history alive. She shared about the animals, plants and geology of the area. She also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Unless you are ignorant of rain forests, you will be amused and possibly bored with the rainforest exhibit and possibly a few others. But the opportunity to experience first hand (literally) the loss of muscle force on the Equator vs. north or south, the straight-down-the-drain water path on the Equator vs. counter- or counter-clockwise swirl (depending on north or south),... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had such an enthusiastic guide I feel bad giving this an average rating, but the museum is old and tired now. It's not expensive and I guess the hands-on experiments made it a bit more interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent presentation of this museum. The scientific experiments were so awesome and thrilling. Balancing the egg was so wonderful and also to see the whirlpool effect on the north and south pole. Clean and beautiful museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Friendly people, interesting facts about the equator, time to stroll around area, nice plants and artwork. worth the visit

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