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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
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
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I always take foreigners to this place. I love how the guides interact with the tourists and how the place is assigned.
If you go on Sunday, try to go there before 3pm, since they get huge groups at that time from a big agency,...More
From the Main Mitad del Mundo monument, we walk about 400 meters on the main road and turn onto a sandy entrance to what appears a little sketchy. We continue to find a small entrance into a great venue. We are greeted by someone who...More
I was pleasantly surprised, after learning our equator tour was not going to be at the "center of the world" but was at this location instead. I enjoyed their displays of equator phenomenon. Luckily we were there on the day of the equinox, so it...More
This museum was amazing! It's neat to go to Mitad del Mundo, but do not just go to it. You have to check this one out.
First, you will need to exit Mitad del Mundo (it’s fenced in). As you exit turn to the left...More
It’s a lot less grand than you would expect for the middle of the world. Located up a dirt track in the middle of nowhere. But it’s better than the Mitad del Mundo monument id visit this (real 0’0”) over the monument. It’s cheap ish...More
I unfortunately have mixed feelings about this museum and am highly skeptical of the 'exhibits' that are supposed to prove that you are on the equator.
1. Both my Galaxy and iPhone GPS did NOT show Latitude 0,0,0 on the red line that is supposed...More
We arrived late at the museum but they stayed open late and we ended up having a private tour with the owner’s daughter Carolina - it was really terrific.
The museum / park is intimate in design, thoughtfully laid out, informative and interesting.
We spent a couple of hours here on a guided tour and found it to be both educational and childishly fun. One section brought us through typical dwellings of the indigenous Wuaorani tribe with displays of their furnishings, tools and weapons. We learned why the...More
If you have any kind of science background, this place will drive you crazy. The pseudoscientifical displays concerning the equator (water draining, balancing, etc.) are not accurate, and that's being generous. It's not even the real equator (it's across the road a bit). The threadbare...More
We had a guide when we went, I set that all up through my agency, so the entrance fee was already paid for, but I'm sure it's not much. You can typically find something on Expedia that will include transportation and the... More
We had a guide when we went, I set that all up through my agency, so the entrance fee was already paid for, but I'm sure it's not much. You can typically find something on Expedia that will include transportation and the tour, or work with your hotel to find a local tour guide, it's really not going to cost you that much more and will make it much easier for you. I would recommend the local company Ecuador Expeditions as well, that's who I used.
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
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 hours, depending how long you linger in the exhibits. I don't know about public transit to that area of Quito. You should also consider a visit to the Teleferico while in Quito for an impressive view of the city with towering volcanoes in the background.