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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“equator line” (131 reviews)
“shrunken heads” (75 reviews)
“real equator” (102 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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
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(593) 239-5122
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"equator line"
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"shrunken heads"
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"real equator"
in 102 reviews
"mitad del mundo"
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"straight line"
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"coriolis effect"
in 35 reviews
"water drain"
in 14 reviews
"actual equator"
in 52 reviews
"fun experiments"
in 20 reviews
"raw egg"
in 14 reviews
"indigenous tribes"
in 13 reviews
"guided tour"
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"fun place to visit"
in 21 reviews
"southern hemisphere"
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"counter clockwise"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"inti nan"
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Reviewed yesterday

Found my first geocache in Ecuador about 400 meters from the upper station. Afterwards I was on the awing from which point you have a nice view over Quito.

Thank GabrielHackmann
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This used to be one of our favorite places to visit. We have brought so many people here over the years. This year, however, we did not enjoy it. There were just too many people! They need to do a MUCH better job of controlling...More

Thank OtavaloHerewecome
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the family when we had a day to spare on the way to the Galapagos. Good fun and a bit quirky but worth and hour.

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Intinan museum is situated on the GPS confirmed equator. Its a fun experience as you pay a guide to walk you around the little museum there. They talk you through some history of Quito and the Incas & even pre-incas. There are examples of...More

Thank angelfish2222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interpretation is all about adapting you speech to your audience and our guide mastered it fantastically! We are Frenc-Colombian travelling with 2 kids of 6 and 8 years old, and the visit has been so fun for each one of us! Among the best museums...More

Thank _lenaicm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking to visit an equator attraction, you should visit this one while visiting Mitad del Mundo. Apparently this site is the GPS verified equator, and is also a great museum. We had a short trip to Ecuador and this museum offers exhibits...More

Thank KRUXED
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun museum and probably even more fun for kids . Certainly should visit if in Quito. Tour guide was ok, but somewhat hard to follow ; I missed most of his stories by not understanding or too many people around and I...More

Thank george60898
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make time to stop by the Intanan Museum. Our guide was interesting and we learned a lot. The tour was very interactive. Visitors can balance an egg on the equator and take part in several other science experiments. Everyone enjoyed this stop!

Thank Rebecca W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This outside walkaround museum is located a couple of hundred yards from the equator monument of the Mitad del Mundo, and is purported to be on the "real" equator line. The guides have you do "scientific" experiments dealing with coriolis force, etc., on the line,...More

Thank RebelVirginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a day trip to the museum from Quito Airport. It is less than an hour ride through beautiful terrain. It was an unexpected surprise as our last visit we went to the Mitad del Mundo Monument which was boring and not really...More

Thank Shoshanna E
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prettyvacant27
September 20, 2017|
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Response from cbun08 | Reviewed this property |
We had a guide when we went, I set that all up through my agency, so the entrance fee was already paid for, but I'm sure it's not much. You can typically find something on Expedia that will include transportation and the... More
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Walkincircles
November 4, 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
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Karen2921952
October 14, 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.
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