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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)
Phone Number: (593) 239-5122
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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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The real equator

This is an outdoor museum so bring your hat and sunscreen. The part about the equator was the best. Trying to walk the line and balance the egg on the nail is fun to try and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an outdoor museum so bring your hat and sunscreen. The part about the equator was the best. Trying to walk the line and balance the egg on the nail is fun to try and interesting too. Watching the water go down the drain on both sides and on the line is interesting to see too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must visit place. Full of history and interest. To stand with 1 foot in each hemisphere is surreal.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is an open air museum, a bit like theme park or skanzens in Europe. There is a tour presenting basically two themes. 1) what life of native people used to be or (in case of certain Amazonian tribes) still may be. You can see e.g. good demonstrations of indigenous homes, hunting and working tools, and a few shrunken heads.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They will guide you through the local village and will explain to you their life styles, traditions and also how this is the real Latitude 0 0' 0" using GPS technology. They will also have several test that you can ONLY do there in that specific area of the planet... You have to TRY IT!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The real Equator. Scientific experiments. Guided tour in English and Spanish. Beautiful garden. Make sure to take your passport for a stamp! Entrance 4 dollars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you visit the new Equator site, changed about 400meters when GPS pin pointed the exact location. There is a Museum you are shown through including shrunken head and how it was done, several thing to do at the Equator like balance an egg on a nail walk a straight line, all interesting stuff, you can see the old site from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum covers a lot of the local history and shows how being situated on the equator impacts the area. My problem rest with the "demonstrations" showing the impact of how standing on the equator line influences several everyday activities. These demonstrations were merely parlor tricks disguised as science. Close examination shows what they really are, and while amusing they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to the big brother, Mitad del Mundo, but this one is realy on the equator line. The other one a bit miss calculated. The cultural exibition is not big thing, but the phsycal show and solar watches are worth it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This could be considered the 'poor relation' of the much grander Mitad del Mondo Museum close by, which also marks the equator but that understates it's value as a display of Ecuadorean customs and culture. As well as the equator displays it shows numerous artifacts in a collection of traditional-style small round thatched huts and at $4 a head entance... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many think it's hokey, but I take friends coming to Quito here instead of Mitad Del Mundo. There are interactivve exhibits and an English speaking guide, Byron, who is helpful and friendly. Will continue to recommend it to others planning a trip to Quito.

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