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Intinan Museum: Tours & Tickets

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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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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
(593) 239-5122
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Sportyrod
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank k_girl883
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would be more interesting to visit if they were not presenting their fake "science". Check YouTube before you go.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank FlyingPuck27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 940lizh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mickirish
Reviewed October 9, 2019

If you in Quito - you are too close not to visit the equator line! The person working in the museum shared lots of fun and interesting facts about the equator.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank terrycarlson2018
Reviewed October 6, 2019

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Brandylady
Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

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. But...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank M6975VUmariaf
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

We both very much enjoyed the visit, nice layout. Also, the staff was very pleasant. Definitely worth the time!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Sylvie L
June 18, 2019|
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Response from FellowTraveler268344 | Reviewed this property |
It’s part of the guided tour
Sylvie L
June 18, 2019|
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Response from Robert D | 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.