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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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Looking for some fun and to be entertained for about an hour? This is the place. Kids and adults will both like it. Get a bit of history and a bit or science and have some fun... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for some fun and to be entertained for about an hour? This is the place. Kids and adults will both like it. Get a bit of history and a bit or science and have some fun. The guide will give you a short history lesson and have some fun little science experiments for everyone to try. Get a stamp... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You will find the Intinan Museum “the true” middle of the world, about 200m away from the official monument at Mitad del Mundo. Here you are at Latitude zero and the experiments we did here are indicative of that. The first being to try walking down the equator line with your eyes shut and arms out for balance – balance... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has a lot of interesting displays. You also try to balance eggs, watch water drain from both sides of the equator, and other little experiments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Far better than the official place that has the wrong Equator line. I really enjoyed our visit. Be honest with yourself. It's all about the photo. Get it at the real place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

80m down the road from the "Mitad del Mundo" turn down the dirt drive way and you will find the Intinan Museum. We had a great time hear, our guide was excellent, explaining the various exhibits and novelty equator activities. The Intinan Museum in my opinion is better for kids then the Midtad del Mundo. We didn't book ahead and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we enjoyed the tour. The guide made it very interesting. Her stories on the building of the welcoming building were complete. she also went trough the rituals of head hunting and shrinking. Don't really know where that fit in or how true but enjoyed. All of the experiments and demonstrations done on the middle of world were informative and fun.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Initially I felt the concept was too contrived but when I found myself surrounded by young school children learning about the culture and 00 00 00 latitude at middle earth and having fun; why not join in the good time with our excellent Museum guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum which sits on the equator on Quito's north side on the road to Mindo is worthy of a visit both for its educational and fun aspects. The knowledgeable tour guides show and tell about Ecuador's indigenous cultures and then help take pictures at the equator sign. In addition they demonstrate and the experiments they involve you in to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Apparently Intiñan is the actual equator line not the big monument Mitad del Mundo. I enjoyed seeing the experiments on the equator line and the water draining in different directions in the northern and southern hemispheres. Also I learnt a bit more about the Indigenous culture and the practice of shrinking heads. A worthwhile excursion only an hour from Quito... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the centre of the old city you can take a bus to La Ofelia bus station, this costs $0.25 and takes 40 minutes. At La Ofelia you take a bus to Mitad del Mundo, this costs $0.15 and takes about 20 minutes....(get off at the first stop after the bus takes a right at the large roundabout) Here you... More 

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