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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
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
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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
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
We visited there following lunch at a nearby restaurant called El Crater -- reviewed separately -- about 2-3 km away overlooking a volcano crater area and reviewed separately. A monument called Mitad del Mundo markes the equator as determined by a French geographic team in...More
Our family enjoyed this informative tour, which included an english speaking guide. We learned about the culture, background of the native tribes and location is the actual line of the equator. Fun and interesting scientific experiments based on being on the equator!
The collection of this museum is largely reproductions of artifact that are elsewhere (National Bank Museum is one place). It does give a very easily understandable history of the culture and history of the pre-Incan indigenous people. The displays are gorgeous.
This is the actual equator line measured with GPS technology. They do some really fun experiments on the line to prove that this is the real spot. It also has a lot of cultural elements and totally worth visiting, especially if you are right down...More
We really liked this museum. It was not too crowded and because you'll be with a guide it is informative (not just about the equator but also about the culture) and fun to visit. There is a possibility to do different science experiments.
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
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 hours, depending how long you linger in the exhibits. I don't know about public transit to that area of Quito. You should also consider a visit to the Teleferico while in Quito for an impressive view of the city with towering volcanoes in the background.