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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 (Formerly Intiñan Museum)
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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Nice museum just 400 m from the monument. A lot of information about Ecuador and trics to do at the equator. Nice start of our holiday. Entrance 4 usd pp

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice museum just 400 m from the monument. A lot of information about Ecuador and trics to do at the equator. Nice start of our holiday. Entrance 4 usd pp

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is an open air museum on the equator and about the history of its flora and fauna. Further they show you the effects of the equator.Really worthwhile to visit. Nearly one hour driving from Quito.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here as part of a Celebrity tour & we were split into small groups. Unfortunately our guide was bored. He made no attempt whatsoever to show any enthusiasm. We were just very unlucky because we heard from some of the other groups that their guides were really fun & interesting. Pot luck! We drew the short straw. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great experience with very knowledgeable guide who enjoyed talking to my group!!! Learned a lot. Had a greater appreciation for the history of Equador

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

La Mitad del Mundo may be the official line, but the equator supported by GPS and thousands of years of native inhabitants can be seen and felt and demonstrated at Museo Intiñan. They have competent guides in English and in Spanish who tell you about Ecuador's indigenous peoples, show you how they lived, and then let you participate in demonstrations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Skip the big monument, this is the place to be! Great guided tour of this small museum where you will learn about the native culture and other stuff BUT THINGS GET REAL when you see first hand the real effects of the equator: See solar clocks, watch water drain clockwise, counterclockwise and straight down depending on the hemisphere you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I surprised ourselves by how much we enjoyed our afternoon at the Inti Nan museum. Usually we shy away from these really touristy places but we're both delighted we stopped here. Yes, this is very touristy and pretty hokey. But the equator does actually run through this park. For a very reasonable few dollars you get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was not here 25 yrs ago when I went to the equator so this was a delight not to do the same thing. Loved all the tests that show the difference between the north and south, and the guides do a great job! Very inexpensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice facility at the Equator. Very good place for family members to under the effects being on the Equator. Very educational. Worth the time to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most engaging museums I've ever visited. It is informative and fun. My grandchildren (8, 10, 11, 14) absolutely loved it.

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