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Itinan Solar Museum: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

The place appears to be marking the right equatorial line as per GPS (I guess it was not bad the French were 200 meters off over 200 years ago). The guides are nice and everyone has fun with some demonstrations. The “museum“ could be better....More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Lucybelle1
Reviewed 7 March 2019

This is not the main Mitad del Mundo tourist attraction through which the equator does not run. This is a little off the beaten track but does have the equator running through it. It has a bunch of historic exhibits, but the main attraction is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank maas_johnf
Reviewed 29 December 2018

A variety of effects, such as the usual Coriolis sink plug are demonstrated with a helpful guide. You get a bit more than you expect and it is all quite well done. You get an accurate equatorial line to play with and it is quite...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I love taking my friends and family here. Lots of great information about the equator and fun science experiments. It’s good for young and old.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

See how water circulation at the equator, the northern hemisphere and the Southern Hemispheres. Maybe you can balance an egg on a nail head at the equator, I couldn’t but many did. Did you know you weigh 2.2 pounds less on the equator line? The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lhassrick
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Busy place. We had fun. They offer a guide to take groups around various exhibits mostly about indigenous peoples. The highlight is about five activities about the equator including the official equator line. Entertaining and interactive ... but fake. For example, they show water draining...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dave B
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Have been here several times. Always enjoy a family picture "on the line" The tour guides are always knowledgeable and friendly. The experiments at the equator are always fun.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is the place to balance an egg on a nail, see water circle in different directions on either side of the line and fall straight over the equator, find local art and have a general good time with a bit of history thrown in....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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