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Intinan Museum

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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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 27 September 2016 via mobile

Take your passport and you can it stamped. Its $4US entry and they supply a guide as well. Its fun trying to balance an egg on a nail and watching water spin either way of the equator line. Its good for an 1or2 hrs

Thank robmac85
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We expected a sort of cheesy, amateur carnival like atmosphere at the Intinan Museum when we stopped by here for about 45 minutes on our way back from Mindo. We got all that and more in the time we spent here and it only cost...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great staff - fun little 1 hour tour of the site. Interactive museum. Everyone goes on a guided tour that is included in the admission, small groups 10-15 people.

Thank ABRreviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a hokey, carnivalesque attraction posing as a serious museum. There are a bunch of "totems" from around the world, all crafted poorly and cheaply out of concrete. I'm not sure what the point of them was. The shrunken head appears to be the...More

Thank flipper314
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This was fabulous! We were so lucky to come at noon on the equinox. That means we had NO shadow for a couple minutes! It was amazing. We learned all about the equator whilst standing on it. I balanced an egg on a nail head....More

Thank mrsmalibu
Reviewed 18 September 2016

If you've done any research on Quito, you probably know there are two Equators. The true Equator (found here) and the false Equator which has the big monument. This is simple tour that is divided in two parts. The first gives a little history about...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The true middle of the earth. Very cool demonstrations like balancing an egg on a nail watching the water train 1 way and a different way 2 feet apart and then again different right on the equator line. Also you try walking the equator line...More

Thank MJMaher
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Although some of the demonstrations aren't scientifically rigorous, they're presented in an entertaining way and they've got some good displays.

Thank amp-qld
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I absolutely loved this museum. A lot of reviewers dub this a "hokey tourist attraction", which it is, but in the best way possible. The museum sits on the true equator line. It's a beautiful piece of land to visit as well as being informative....More

Thank Audra C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This i the real equator proven by watching water swirl in different directions on each side and then not swirling when directly on the line. There are shrunken heads of animals and other historical artifacts here. I prefer Intanan to Mitad but Mitad del Mundo...More

Thank Kevin H
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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.