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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 1 week ago

Lots of interesting information about the indigenous tribes from the area including the old craft of head shrinking! The guide showed us some interactive experiments on the equator line illustrating the effects of gravity at the equator.

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little bit corny but overall nice experience Friendly guide . Some very basic introduction to ingenious life stile A lot of fun flying with water around equator line Much better that big center near by

Thank Igor I
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip seemed a little gimmicky but it was really fun. Lots of unusual things at the equator that you can't do anywhere else - balance an egg on a nail head, watch water drain in different directions, fall off the equator line, Have your...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

it's a good half hour bus ride to this museum but well worth the trip. the guides are knowledgable and engaging. the tour takes approximately 45 minutes. You can have your passport stamped with an Equator stamp.

Thank wbsnider69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved all the experiments on the Ecuador line, so much fun! Gorgeous outdoor setting and very interesting tour. Take your passport to get a middle of the world stamp.

Thank Fabiola F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It may come across as a bit touristy but take time to discover more about the pre-Colombian cultures who stayed in the region. It really is interesting to see the experiments based on the equatorial line. Enjoyed it more than I expected to.

Thank nixsa777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum here. The tour is included in the price of the entrance. It was informative and fun. In addition they had a few cool activities which we enjoyed. Skip the other place and go here!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was really a fun place to visit with our kids. It was fun to be at the "center of the world" and they have a nice guided tour. We were very glad we did this during our one day tour of Quito.

Thank renee94903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a couple of hour between meetings while attending some business conferences and this was the only place I got to visit in Quito. I enjoyed the tour, the explanations and the design or the different areas at the museum. I learned on gravity...More

Thank Dionisio Ismael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Motivated people here telling the story of the Ecuadorian historic way of living. Interesting and suprising facts about the "mirror of the world" and practical tricks to do to experience and understand the Equatorial phenomenon! Lovely to do with children.

Thank JLDB007
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21 September 2017|
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Response from BDsd | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is about $8 and that includes a guide. we went by car so I do not know about the buses.
5 November 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
15 October 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.