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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 6 days ago via mobile

Superb tour. Well worth visiting. Stand on the equator line. Try to walk on the line without falling. Great guide.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Terrific tour and history of the equator as well beliefs about it. They also provide history of Ecuador and its indigenous peoples. Totally interactive and way cool. Nice games to show effect of the equator. They have lines and signs for the equator but my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent complement to your visit to the Equator Memorial, this small almost un noticed museum offers a different interactive experience. During your visit you wil be able to enjoy a mix of scientific facts and tradittional beliefs. Do not miss it if you are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Juan Abel P
Reviewed 1 week ago

As proposed in a number of places, we skipped the official equator memorial and just visited this museum, which apparently is the one on the actual equator (as opposed to the main monument, which is 200 meters off thanks to some French scientists' false calculations)....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Moliis
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really well designed, interactive, informative, interesting and fun equator experience. In all honesty we just wanted to go and say we had stood on the equator. So the museum, experiments, history, guide, photo opportunities made this a really fun trip. It's a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mickeyik
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were quite excited to finally find this place! We had gone to the larger Equator museum/park but had heard of a smaller one that was located on the real equator. We very much recommend stopping by this one! The museum covers the history of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thebustedboots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience at the “actual” equator line. We had a fantastic guide and it was really interesting seeing the different experiments at the equator line

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RockPaperTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting museum at the equator. Experience the pull of north and south. Intiñan Solar Museum has exhibits of flora and fauna. Very good chocolate.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bowfinn23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 December 12, 2018

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
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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.