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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

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MalickNdieng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Actual gps ecuator, meaning the science experiments actually work. Bilingual tour guides, super interesting. Entrance isn’t obvious, just a sign and dirt road, but keep looking.

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Intinan Museum is a must if you ever find yourself in Quito, Ecuador. You stand in the middle of the world! Who wouldn't want to experience that? You can (try) walking in a straight line on the equator, balance an egg on a...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is the real latitude 00” measured by GPS!! You see many details of the Equator culture and the visit is guided! Simple, fast and nice! Very close to the Mitad del Mondo Museum! Entrance us 4

1  Thank adibfarid
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Our tour guide gave us the choice of going to the standard middle of the world memorial or going to this museum/monument. It's a quaint but very informative and fun experience learning about the equator but also Ecuadorian culture and history. The scientist in you...More

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Visiting this museum was very informative. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and, at the same time, funny. Great place to visit while in Quito.

Thank lchh98
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Intiñán Museum is a small, but very complete museum. It's located where the real Equatorial line crosses and divides the world into northern and southern hemispheres. The tour guide shows you the different spaces of the museum where you can learn and appreciate some aspects...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.