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Intinan Museum

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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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago

Not just a monument. Fun displays and games based on the equator location. Far less busy than the main monument and museum - which is in the wrong place anyway?

Thank PeterW2804
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting museum to view here, shrunken heads, weaponry and lots more from centuries ago, lots of information from the guides and fun tasks to do to see how well you balance at the middle of the world!

Thank mayoWestOfIreland
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yes, you too can walk the line -- the actual equatorial line dividing the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Check your smartphone's compass/GPS while you're there and will register very close to 000 latitude, which is pretty cool for us science folks. It was also interesting...More

Thank Dzr M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes it is designed to give the native response to the overly ornate version close by... But that does not mean it is not more genuine with a little more tongue in cheek. It is the one actually on the equator and it has some...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun attraction just outside of Quito. There are some interactive activities and exhibits that depict native culture. The site runs a tour that takes about 30 minutes. Straddling the equator was fun! A bucket list item. A nice way to spend an...More

Thank ella5a
Reviewed 1 week ago

You´ll experience the phenomenoms of being in the middle of the world, forces, sun position, balance an egg on a nail to mention some.

Thank Vichex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take some of the facts surrounding the equator with a pinch of salt and you will have great fun at this museum. The guide was very playful and full of facts some believable and some not so but take it in your stride and you...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has hands on teaching stations throughout that teach about gravity at the equator and on either side. Great when traveling with students or families with kids. Llamas to pet, shrunken heads o see, bananas fresh off the tree, you can stand with one...More

Thank planestrainsboats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience and well worth a visit. Interesting scientific information and the member staff was very lnformative

Thank Beverley C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has exhibits on the Waorani, replicas of rainforest animals and reptiles, and a real shrunken head. A guide also explains the science of the solstices and the calendar AS WE STOOD DIRECTLY ON THE EQUATOR. We learned so much!

Thank Rita C
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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.