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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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Mitad del Mundo Half Day Tour
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Very interesting and educational. Great and fun for all ages. We truly enjoyed this museum. The whole visit lasted about an hour not very long and well worth it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and educational. Great and fun for all ages. We truly enjoyed this museum. The whole visit lasted about an hour not very long and well worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a disappointing experience at Mital Del Mundo which was right next door to the Intinan Museum, we headed over. After paying the four dollar entry fee, we were brought to a tour with a very friendly English speaking tour guide. We had an amazing experience as we were led through the site, learning about incredible piece of the history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The guides are great, the tours are not too lot but informative and interactive. We had a great time and we're surprised that it was only $4 each for the entry and guide when it's such a big tourist attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Such a good job with well laid-out demonstrations. A great place to learn about our world and its hemispheres. Tour is just the right length in time. This is The Place where the real equator divides north from south. Check it out. You will not be sorry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are three places called "Middle of the World", I assume at parallel lines along the equator. This one is the most fun with rain forest theme (even though it is not in the rain forest). Included an anaconda skin, a shrunken head, a jungle hut--you get the idea. But interesting demonstrations--balancing an egg on a nail, watching water drain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the true equator line for those needing acuracy. There is also a very good museum here depicting the life of the tribes living in the surrounding areas that still hold true to their culture. You will see a true shrunken head and blow pipe housed in a authentic hut made by the tribes. You also can have your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One other reasons I visited Quito was to visit this museum as it has 0.00 latitude on the equator as per the military GPS. It was quite amusing to see how magnetic forces change the water flow in South, North and on the equator line. There were other tests such as balancing an egg on a nail, I couldn't do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing family trip that will stay in our memories forever! The staff gave great demonstrations and shared colorful history that brought it all to life for us! What a treat!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids were missing school and it turned out that they got a bit more of an education visiting here than they expected. A few various experiments that you've probably heard about, but they really do work as advertised!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're choosing between this an Mitad del Mundo, the Intian Museum is MUCH more worth it! Super interesting with interactive activities and this is where the real equator line is. Best activity in Quito by far. Bring your passport because if you can balance an egg on the equator line you can get a latitude stamp in your passport.

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