Intinan Museum

Intinan Museum, San Antonio de Pichincha: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Intinan Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Intinan Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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hjoyo
Ventura, CA142 contributions
Fun day with a lot of information
Feb 2021 • Family
We did this museum because we figured it would be fun for our 11 yr old daughter. We were the only ones there thanks to the pandemic and it being a Tuesday. The tour gives a lot of information about the equator and the history of Ecuador with the aboriginal people. It was super interesting and some fun hands on that our daughter (and us) enjoyed. The tour guide spoke very good English and we had a great time.
Written February 25, 2021
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Ignacio M
Sofia, Bulgaria22 contributions
Best guided tour in a museum ever thanks to Jamilett!
Feb 2021
This is the best-guided tour I have ever done in a museum. Our guide, Jamilett, was super nice and energetic, and you could see that she loved what she did. She was super enthusiastic and she made the tour so fun and entertaining, I learnt a lot while having fun, and it was all thanks to her enthusiasm and good spirit. This is probably the most interesting museum I have ever visited! :D
Written February 18, 2021
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Brandon
Miami, FL115 contributions
Go, but take it with a grain of salt!
Nov 2020
The equator line marked in this museum is more recently and accurately calculated than the one in Mitad del Mundo. So, I do recommend visiting this site; however, take their presentations with a grain of salt. Most of their presentations are not scientific based. I give them only 3 stars because they should tell their visitors the truth about their presentations.
Written December 7, 2020
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Kim G
Toronto, Canada861 contributions
Wonderful Experience
Nov 2020
We visited this museum and it was a most enjoyable time. The guide we had (Rinaldo) was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the region. He made the whole experience fun and took great pictures of us on the "official" equator line.

We tried all the experiments - including egg balancing, water draining and walking with our eyes closed on the line. All great fun.

We also received a certificate for participating and a stamp on our passport that showed we had been to the middle of the world.

This is a must visit!
Written December 1, 2020
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michael c
Ahus, Sweden1,018 contributions
OK,
Oct 2020
but a little bit "disneyland" feeling about the whole arrangement. however, this is said to be the real ecuador as opposed to Mitad del Mundo
Written October 15, 2020
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Faye G
Brea, CA502 contributions
An amazing experience
Feb 2020
We loved this experience. Fun to stand on the Equator Line. We balanced the egg, walked the line, and visited all the exhibits. We loved learning about the early life in Ecuador.
Written July 8, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,772 contributions
Far from Boring
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is not your usual museum which could be boring at times. They are experimental activities here for visitors to participate, such as trying to walk with eyes closed, balancing an egg, etc. Had a really enjoyable time here.
Written June 7, 2020
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Claudia L
8 contributions
Great!
Jan 2020
This museum is beautiful and very cheap. You have to be very careful when you search for "La Mitad del Mundo" you will get the very touristic place with the big monument but this museum has a Mitad del mundo line and it much better.
Written April 16, 2020
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Sylvie L
Toronto, Canada37 contributions
Small but intense
Jul 2019
Guided tour was awesome! Very knowledgeable guide in French for us which was great!
Tons of info. Quick pace. Experiments and demonstrations are what we had come for!
My son was able to keep the egg on the nail 4 times and got a certificate. You can get a stamp to prove that you have been at the middle of the world! Many historical facts, info about life of the natives. We had tons of fun! For adults and definitely children will have fun!
There is a living crater just close by that you can drive to.. It's free!
We did not go to the official middle of the world. We stopped and walked up as far as we could and took a picture of the monument.
Written April 15, 2020
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dragonphoe18
London, UK210 contributions
Alot of fun and very interesting too!
Mar 2020
If you go to Mitad del Mundo then be sure to pop 'around the corner' and come here and learn some new things. Something for all the family, you get a guided tour with some history, culture and some 'games' to show what it means to be on the Equatorial line and the difference only 3 yards away from it. If you are on a tight budget then come here instead of Mitad del Mundo, since you can get the info of the history etc. online but you do not get the experience of the 'exhibits' at Intinan without visiting.
Written March 12, 2020
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