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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 1 week ago via mobile

Almost always overlooked. But must see and experience! The physics of living on the equator is incredible!

Thank PepePitMD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank DianaUIO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank fromSantaBarbara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Karson5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Thank S F
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

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. Carolina showed...More

Thank lindakost
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed August 30, 2018

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

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September 20, 2017|
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Response from cbun08 | Reviewed this property |
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
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.