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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
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This museum was so much fun. Not only can you stand on the equator line, you can see an experiment on how the water flushes in opposite directions depending on which hemisphere you’re in. Also lots of displays about the locality.
No more then 45minutes -1 hour is needed there. A fun stop to see the equator line and it’s effects. The location has a traditional history house, a reproduced burial mound and a lovely garden. You will be challenged to balance an egg on a...More
A definite stop has to be at the equator. The museum has a $4 entrance fee. Once inside a guide walks you around and explains the area, people and equator. It’s rather corny...the experiments on the equator are real cool.
We were short on time on this visit here as had to fit it in before our flight home due to an itinery change beyond our control. We had a guide who took us round the museum and showed us around everything. Also did some...More
This open air "museum" is on the real equator line, and that's only one of the reasons why it's so unique. Your guide will take you through the various exhibits, including some experiments on the line itself. While there, don't forget to go into the...More
Visited here with a group on same adventure holiday . The museum itself shows some interesting stuff shrunken heads, glass case with huge tarantula, small fish that can enter your body via urethra etc. But the experiments on the actual equator line were so much...More
I visited this bizarre museum located on the equator with my 80 yo mom and two teenage nieces. It had everything from totems to a tomb, to a detailed presentation on how to make a shrunken human head, which I could have done without.