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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador (Formerly Intiñan Museum)
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(593) 239-5122
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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From the centre of the old city you can take a bus to La Ofelia bus station, this costs $0.25 and takes 40 minutes. At La Ofelia you take a bus to Mitad del Mundo, this costs... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the centre of the old city you can take a bus to La Ofelia bus station, this costs $0.25 and takes 40 minutes. At La Ofelia you take a bus to Mitad del Mundo, this costs $0.15 and takes about 20 minutes....(get off at the first stop after the bus takes a right at the large roundabout) Here you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fenomenal! You have an opportunity to undergo experiments on equator on your own;) Every person will join the group with guided tour which took more or less 30-40minutes. Friendly and helpful staff. Entrance fee 4$.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired Angela and Jamie from Lets Go To Ecuador for a day, this was one of our stops on the way to Mindo. Angela and Jamie specifically requested a guide who spoke English so we learned a lot about the different historical tribes of Ecuador, including one that still exists within the Ecuadorian interior. I found it interesting. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a stop on our way to Mindo. It was a great way to start the day. The lessons on culture, history, geography, and science were interesting, interactive, and well worth the stop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with some tourist and the guide really knows what is she saying is amzing how they explain us almost everything about Ecuador They really inspire the people go on traveling around ecuador and the dance presentacion is nice too. of you want to see the true middle of the world you must to visit Intiñan Museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably my favorite topic of my trip to people I speak with. The tour is educational, interesting and quite fun as you are watching and being part of "Equator" experiments. Simple visuals that show you the equator affect. So cool!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site was included in our Quito tour and when we first pulled in, we thought it looked very touristy. It turned out to be better than we expected. The location is on the equator and we observed some experiments which were quite interesting. The quides there are also very knowledgeable about the Ecuadorian people through history, and the displays... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitly a must see at Quito or do you want to miss out on the picture standing at the same time on the northern and southern hemisphere? I doubt it! Besides this picture you get nice information on the culture and even learn how to do your private shrinking-head (probably you should not try this one out at home ;-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really did like the historical information on the indigenous populations. Nice guide, who was knowledgeable. Cool things to buy. The thing I didn't like is that the so called experiments to show you are at the equator are fake. Stupid gringos probably don't know any better. Would prefer just to not have that part of the museum. Either way.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited an outdoor museum with various huts showing how indigenous people lived (I never knew shrunken heads were something people did to deceased relatives as a mark of respect, rather than their enemies!). You can have your photo taken on the zero latitude line and witness and try different experiments like balancing an egg on a nail and watching... More 

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