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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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Skip Mitad and Go Here!

While Mitad is more established, this place is delightful and appears to be the true site of the equator (or closer to it). The guides are personable, the activities are fun for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maryland USA
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While Mitad is more established, this place is delightful and appears to be the true site of the equator (or closer to it). The guides are personable, the activities are fun for adults and children, and the handicraft market, while small, has delightful and well priced blankets and other trinkets. Take cash and lots of it if you plan to... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the city bus here from hotel reina isabel, on Ave Amazones. Get the bus heading to Ophelia, which is the end of the line. It cost 25 cents. At that main terminal, buy a ticket for another 25 and get on the platform titled "Mitad del Mundo". Once on the bus they'll collect another 15 cents from you.... More 

Thank Mooze P
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this experience and earned my Egg-balancing certificate. I learned many facts and get to witness how being in the equator can affect your body and the phenomenon on being at each side of the pole. There were good educational opportunities provided about the indigenous culture too.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While it seems that the actual Equator line is somewhere in the parking lot and on the highway north of the museum, this was actually a fun place to learn about the Equator and some of the indigenous people who used to live in the area and were forced on down to the Amazon. The games they played were fun... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Intiñan museum is one of my favorites places in Ecuador. Has being a lots of controversy about the real latitude 0 0 0. Besides the real GPS reading, is the best place to visit. Don't forget to bring your passport because you will he able to stamp it. Is a lot to learn about the culture and do a... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place I felt was a lot better than Mitad del Mundo, first it's the actual line, offers a few cool games to play on the line and you take part in a walk and talk about Ecuador, the line and their native people. Worth the visit!

Thank CookManDo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a good place to visit if you like your museums to be factual. The fake 'science' experiments really ruined this for me unfortunately

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus to Mitad del Muneo. Walk 1/2 block, go across street, take a right along sidewalk past the Mitad del Muneo until you see a dirt road on your left side. There are no signs so you have to be patient and you'll find it. We had an English speaking guide who really enjoyed teaching us about... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good tour with English speaking guide. Watch for hummingbirds at the feeders in the integrated garden, and the indigenous displays.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very educational experience. It was fun to do all the activities along the ecuador line (ie walking with eyes closed and balancing an egg on a nail.) The staff friendly and informative. Everyone in the area should make a stop here after all joe many chances do you get to stand on the ecuador?

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