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Intinan Museum

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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...more
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Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
(593) 239-5122
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum has got some great gimmicks and is worth a visit for the humor. As some other reviewers have pointed out, the physical science is a bit questionable. But the guide was fun and he made a point of making sure we had enough...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Troy M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this attraction as part of our Middle of the World tour. It is only at this site is the actual 0"0"0" latitude found, not at the much larger monument built to honour the French discovery several kilometres away. Our tour guide was fantastic,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Khufu8
Reviewed 1 week ago

highly recommended to visit this museum while in Quito! It has a lot of little and fun activities to proof that you are on the equator and lovely guides that show you around

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lauralaureen1810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited there following lunch at a nearby restaurant called El Crater -- reviewed separately -- about 2-3 km away overlooking a volcano crater area and reviewed separately. A monument called Mitad del Mundo markes the equator as determined by a French geographic team in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank W3TB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a scientist, I can not tolerate the fake science they use as entertainment there. The actual half of the world is a few metres outside if you have a GPS you can find it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Micrurusspixii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed this informative tour, which included an english speaking guide. We learned about the culture, background of the native tribes and location is the actual line of the equator. Fun and interesting scientific experiments based on being on the equator!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank r4fam2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The collection of this museum is largely reproductions of artifact that are elsewhere (National Bank Museum is one place). It does give a very easily understandable history of the culture and history of the pre-Incan indigenous people. The displays are gorgeous.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is the actual equator line measured with GPS technology. They do some really fun experiments on the line to prove that this is the real spot. It also has a lot of cultural elements and totally worth visiting, especially if you are right down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stilldreamingmt
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We really liked this museum. It was not too crowded and because you'll be with a guide it is informative (not just about the equator but also about the culture) and fun to visit. There is a possibility to do different science experiments. This is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Almost always overlooked. But must see and experience! The physics of living on the equator is incredible!

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 20, 2017|
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Response from BDsd | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is about $8 and that includes a guide. we went by car so I do not know about the buses.
November 4, 2015|
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Response from Erin P | Reviewed this property |
Hiring a guide is a great idea if you have only one day in Quito. Our guide took us to the Centro Historico to see the beautiful churches and colonial architecture, as well as the Intinan Museum. The museum will take 1-2... More
October 14, 2015|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Can't really add anything new to what's already been written. We took a taxi and it was a great, fun experience.