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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)
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(593) 239-5122
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Intinan Museum

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this wonderful outdoor museum at the ecquator. Interesting displays, knowledgeable guides and fun experiments for the entire family.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this wonderful outdoor museum at the ecquator. Interesting displays, knowledgeable guides and fun experiments for the entire family.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a fun place to visit. Liked how they showed the water circling down the drain both ways - depending which side of the equator line you were on. I found the explanation of the history of the local tribe interesting. Worth the entrance fee.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our tour guide shared her knowledge of the past with passion. She was very helpful with pictures and she lead the tour with the group best interest.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a student that just happened to be there that was dying to practice his English so we got a superb explanation of most of the exhibits. Gracias !

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What's cooler than being at the center of the world? A couple of experiments including balancing an egg on a nail. My daughter was successful. I was not. Trick is to evenly balance your feet on both sides of the equator. Also, bring your passport as they'll stamp it. We took a tour with Latin Adventures... Morning in old Town,... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thus us the indigenous (South American Indian) museum. Entry price us lower than the official ("French") site, it's closer to the equator line, which we know thanks to GPS, and the guide tour is good, the exhibits interesting. Beware of the validity of some of the experiments on the red 'equator' line - however, they are fun and interesting. Good... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the REAL equator. The short tour here is worth doing. Here you'll see some amazing demonstrations and explanations of why things are different on the equator and how different they are just a few feet north and south of the equator. This is about 800 feet away from the Mitad del Mundo (not really on the equator) and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took the English language tour of the Intinan Museum, where our guide Cesar shared more information about the indigenous peoples who once inhabited this part of Ecuador and then demonstrated certain phenomena that happen only at the Equator - water flowing straight down (or clockwise/counter-clockwise depending which side of the Equator you stand on), balancing an egg on a... More 

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Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We firstly visited regular Mitad del Mundo site which was interesting too but this museum was really special. Quite hidden from the main road, we had to ask for directions. We especially liked the friendly guide and simply the place has its own nice atmosphere. Definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

​The museum was quite interesting and nicely set up, however I didn't particularly enjoy seeing 4 or 5 guinea pigs held in a REALLY small pen in one of the indigenous houses. There was no grass inside of it and the pen was located in a pretty dark corner of the house. It was supposed to illustrate the way guinea... More 

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