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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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
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 today

We visited the site as part of an organised tour of Quito by Celebrity. The local guide was really informative and some of the demonstrations were quite amusing.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our hotel set us up with a cab driver so it was $50 from the city for 3 of us. The entry at the museum was $4 each and totally worth it. The tour takes about an hour. You learn the science of the equator...More

Thank lisanicely
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to this museum as part of the Community Adventures tour to the Ecuator line (good deal and convenient way to see this - recommended!). The Intinan museum is fabulous - they shared a variety of information about culture and nature in the Ecuador...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This tour was the highlight of my stay in Quito. The information about the indigenous peoples, flora, and fauna just added to the fun with the scientific demonstrations provided by our knowledgeable and interesting guide. The tour was only $4.00 USD. There were souvenirs and...More

Thank Lee45900
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister, brother-in-law, and I visited here on December 27, 2017. At first I thought it might be a tourist trap, but I found this museum to be informative and fun. I forget the name of our guide, unfortunately, but he was terrific. I enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the entrance is incredible obscure. Even after driving into its parking lot you feel like you may not be in the right place. Fun and informative activities. Get to have your passport stamped on the more accurate equator

Thank Ellaura C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our taxi driver recommended we go here before the other Mitad del Mundo because it’s 1) on the actual Equator and 2) it’s a more intimate and educational experience. He was exactly right! Our tour group was small, about 12 people. Our guide, Ybeth, was...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the actual equator line. They have lots of cool experiments to teach you about how stuff acts on or on either side of the equator, but you can't see it alone. Mandatory guided tour that was neat but not very necessary.

Thank np234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent exhibits, well laid out. Many interactive. Also great for kids. Don't just rush to the top to take in the view, spend some time on each level.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and another couple came here for a quick visit while en route to UIO to head to Galapagos in October 2017. This was someplace I wanted to see while only having 5 hours of free time in Quito and upon recommendation from the...More

Thank tracyrocks
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21 September 2017|
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Response from cbun08 | Reviewed this property |
We had a guide when we went, I set that all up through my agency, so the entrance fee was already paid for, but I'm sure it's not much. You can typically find something on Expedia that will include transportation and the... More
4 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.