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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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US$55.00*
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Mitad del Mundo Half Day Tour
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Equator Line and Pululahua Crater Private Half Day Tour
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Private Tour: Middle of the World Monument and Quito City Tour

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The REAL equator line is here and NOT Mitad Del Mundo

Cost was 4 each and well worth it. A bilingual guide was provided who not only led a walking tour of many outside quaint exhibits and is unlike most museums. Our guide not only... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Cost was 4 each and well worth it. A bilingual guide was provided who not only led a walking tour of many outside quaint exhibits and is unlike most museums. Our guide not only explained each exhibit stop about Ecuador history and it's ancient peoples and cultures but also involved the group in several demonstrations proving the 0 latitude red... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

with my wife, we love the history so this place was AMAZING for us. And you can test your self about the Special gravity in the right place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of my most amazing experiences while being in Quito. The tour guides show you some amazing exhibits and also show you some cool experiments on the equator. My favorite part was the chocolate exhibit where we helped make chocolate by open the cacao bean and tasting the raw flavors! It was incredible! This is definitely the cheapest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The demonstration at the equator is convincing. The equator is the most important part and they show various tests including a solar clock. This is a good place to learn about the natives and how early Ecuadorians lived.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here as part of a bus tour so I don't know the price (but I think it is inexpensive). The place is somewhat tacky in some respects, but there is good information to be gained from the tour. You will learn a lot about native tribes of Ecuador from your guide. There are replica (and even a couple... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great and very well set up location. All of the attractions are outside so I'm not entirely sure I'd call it a museum but it's absolutely worth a visit. It costs $4 to visit and this includes a guide who shows you around and explains all of the exhibitions in either Spanish or English and it takes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I very much enjoyed this experience. While nothing is really authentic it brings in the ideas of the native cultures throughout Ecuador. The equator is the most important part and they show various tests including a solar clock, egg balancing, and water draining. A physics professor said I was mislead on the water draining but it was still fun to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a blast on my road trip with new friends to the "Middle of the World." The water drainage demonstration was definitely my favorite part of the tour! I recommend going on March 21st during the Vernal Equinox if you can. There are 3 minutes where you can experience the missing presence of your shadow. The other demonstration proving... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This placed lucked out because it is on the real equator, otherwise it would be a tacky highway attraction. It is a must do, just to say you had a foot in each hemisphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in and had a good surprise. The place was a little bit "basic" but fun. Cesar (like the salad) was our guid and he made the tour fun. The experiments and suck kept the kids interest. Short but good time.

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