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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)
Phone Number: (593) 239-5122
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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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Of all of the organised attractions I was able to visit, this was my favorite. It was interesting, interactive, and had a great guide available to ensure that everyone was able... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was more fun than mitad del mundo, even though I find it a bit weird to have exhibitions about the indigenous groups and to keep guineapigs in such conditions as they do. However, it was fun to balance an egg on a needle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of all of the organised attractions I was able to visit, this was my favorite. It was interesting, interactive, and had a great guide available to ensure that everyone was able to freely ask questions. The guide was also very amiable to taking photos. Great option for a local attraction based from Quito.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were not expecting much but were surprised , the water down the plughole on the equator demo was the highlight

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a bit skeptical going in as the whole equator thing feels like a bit of a tourist trap. However for only $4 this place gives a very nice English speaking tour around their museum. It provides interesting info not just on the equator but some about people living in the Amazon and Ecuador in general. Definitely recommend going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an outdoor museum so bring your hat and sunscreen. The part about the equator was the best. Trying to walk the line and balance the egg on the nail is fun to try and interesting too. Watching the water go down the drain on both sides and on the line is interesting to see too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit place. Full of history and interest. To stand with 1 foot in each hemisphere is surreal.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an open air museum, a bit like theme park or skanzens in Europe. There is a tour presenting basically two themes. 1) what life of native people used to be or (in case of certain Amazonian tribes) still may be. You can see e.g. good demonstrations of indigenous homes, hunting and working tools, and a few shrunken heads.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They will guide you through the local village and will explain to you their life styles, traditions and also how this is the real Latitude 0 0' 0" using GPS technology. They will also have several test that you can ONLY do there in that specific area of the planet... You have to TRY IT!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The real Equator. Scientific experiments. Guided tour in English and Spanish. Beautiful garden. Make sure to take your passport for a stamp! Entrance 4 dollars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you visit the new Equator site, changed about 400meters when GPS pin pointed the exact location. There is a Museum you are shown through including shrunken head and how it was done, several thing to do at the Equator like balance an egg on a nail walk a straight line, all interesting stuff, you can see the old site from... More 

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