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Intinan Museum

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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...more
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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
(593) 239-5122
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was a ton of fun! The staff was also fantastic and provided multilingual tours. The tour was very informational and you learned about how it came to be know as the middle of the world and who discovered it. You also learn about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Intiman Museum exceeded all of our expectations!!!! The employees were very knowledgeable and patient with our teenage children. The museum was very hands on. We were able to balance an egg on a nail on the equator line and watched the water swirl in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mom2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did some background research before visiting Intinan. I am not sure how scientifically proved the sight really is. You will be exposed to a lot of tourist traps – fake information: The "stunts" include the egg yolks, the water circulating in a bowl, walking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the true Equator line. The tour was very informative and absolutely fun. Our guide gave us a history lesson and demonstrated the effects of the gravitational influences of the Equator. This is a must do when in Ecuador.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TinsleySC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is near to the Mitad deal Mundo, but more low key. Tours in English are available regularly. In addition to visiting the equator line and carrying out experiments, you learn about the culture of the indigenous people...even a demo. of head shrinking. Interesting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Greenjag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is hidden away, try not to miss it. Tours run hourly in different languages, our guide spoke good English and was both informative and fun. The tour covers Jungle exhibits, a shrunken head and geographical exhibits, all which are explained to you in detail....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We picked the tour in Spanish and everything went well until a few French people joined our group(mind you, they weren’t part of the group). From that moment on our guide went from Spanish to French. Terrible, just terrible! I would not recommend. Escojimos el...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank goblin_princess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little museum is hidden but was really nice. Featured both civilization that predated the Incas and had a very enjoyable hands-on equator program. To find it, go to the big Mital de Mundo entrance, turn around and face back to the street. Go left...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank farmerbeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent park . Our guide Gabriel, was very knowledgeable. It was very interesting and a must see if you visit Quito.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CornfedContessa
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

Intiñan Museum has the Ecuador line running through it and they show you the forces at play on both the north and south sides of the line. It is worth checking out when in Quito.

Date of experience: February 2019
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21 September 2017|
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Response from BDsd | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is about $8 and that includes a guide. we went by car so I do not know about the buses.
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.