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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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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 today

Our tour guide gave us the choice of going to the standard middle of the world memorial or going to this museum/monument. It's a quaint but very informative and fun experience learning about the equator but also Ecuadorian culture and history. The scientist in you...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting this museum was very informative. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and, at the same time, funny. Great place to visit while in Quito.

Thank lchh98
Reviewed 3 days ago

Intiñán Museum is a small, but very complete museum. It's located where the real Equatorial line crosses and divides the world into northern and southern hemispheres. The tour guide shows you the different spaces of the museum where you can learn and appreciate some aspects...More

Thank cuquiarcos
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must do while in Quito. Very inexpensive to visit and great tour guide! Really neat to see some cool experiments too!

Thank Carrie L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Supposedly the other museum isn’t actually on the equator, as they measured it wrong previously, whereas this place is now meant to be on the equator. They have some experiments to try and prove this to you, which are fun, but I doubt their authenticity!...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's easy to find videos of folks enjoying the many experiments that show life is strange at the equator. It was even more fun to see them in real life! We watched water flow straight down the drain, we balanced an egg on its end,...More

Thank pcmasuedu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This location is more accurate than the one up the road but also not quite on the actual equator but don't let that spoil the fun and fun it is. Don't take it too serious. The guide takes you through a series of tasks, no...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum showing a lot of interesting things about Ecuador. You can find a little bit of jungle life, a lot of local flora and of course you can attend interesting experiments. Don't miss it!!!

Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was totally cheesy, but still fun. They have shrunken heads, activities that they say demonstrate the properties of being on the equator, but they also have some interesting history of the native people and the tour guides were fun.

Thank sobeum77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the historical information provided here and the fun activities to participate in. The chocolate tour was also very interesting.

Thank Shannii
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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
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
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.