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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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Relatively entertaining stop.

Stopped by here for about an hour and had a good tour by a nice English speaking lady. We were pretty entertained for the hour, any more and it would get boring quickly. It is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Roberts Creek, Canada
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

While we enjoyed the museum and learned a few things, it was a bit over done and admittedly (as in the employee/guide admitted) canned in some cases (balancing the egg seemed real, the water flowing out of the sink in different directions depending on which side of the equator one was on - yet so close to the equator, no).... More 

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Roberts Creek, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped by here for about an hour and had a good tour by a nice English speaking lady. We were pretty entertained for the hour, any more and it would get boring quickly. It is a pretty touristy place, but way better than the Mitad del Mundo. I would recommend this over going to the Mitad del Mundo. I would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We preferred the Equator Monument next door. This was too touristy, too theme park. The tour through replicas of indigenous life paled in comparison to the museums we visited in town. The experiments were silly and detracted a bit from the experience. To me, visiting the line was enough and all the extras were unnecessary.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Good experience, guide takes you through the difference between the northern and Southern Hemispheres and the effect in the equatorial line. Didn't manage to balance an egg on a nail but it can be done, as it was demonstrated . Make sure you visit this attraction as well as the Middle of the Earth

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Go here if you like theme parks. I felt I wasted ½ of my life! There was, apparently, one genuinely original house, but the games and the so called expertise left me cold it catered to the lowest common denominator.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting mix of cultural aspects showing several different indigenous people in Ecuador and nearby countries and cool experiments of the equator. Good photo opportunity to stand on equator. Would recommend for fun thing to do.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This place was great! It had a whole bunch of interesting scientific information about the equator, as well as some cool info about the country of Ecuador. It was one of the most unique and memorable things I saw on this vacation. Added bonuses were the two giftshops at the end which had a little bit of everything.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I discovered this place as a tip from another traveler and I couldn´t thank him anymore. It's very close to "Ciudad Mitad del Mundo" which is the main attraction but in my opinion, the experience is way better. It is the REAL half of the world and they show you through some experiments. You can learn not only about the... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Not very much parking space, but you can use the parking area of the Subway. Nice to visit, specially with children.

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Tavernier, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great guided tour that shares early history and the tribes lifestyle. Many interactive experiments about the equator. I'd go again. Enjoy.

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