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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador (Formerly Intiñan Museum)
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(593) 239-5122
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features...

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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An Ecuatorial Disneyland

I very much enjoyed this experience. While nothing is really authentic it brings in the ideas of the native cultures throughout Ecuador. The equator is the most important part... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I very much enjoyed this experience. While nothing is really authentic it brings in the ideas of the native cultures throughout Ecuador. The equator is the most important part and they show various tests including a solar clock, egg balancing, and water draining. A physics professor said I was mislead on the water draining but it was still fun to... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had a blast on my road trip with new friends to the "Middle of the World." The water drainage demonstration was definitely my favorite part of the tour! I recommend going on March 21st during the Vernal Equinox if you can. There are 3 minutes where you can experience the missing presence of your shadow. The other demonstration proving... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This placed lucked out because it is on the real equator, otherwise it would be a tacky highway attraction. It is a must do, just to say you had a foot in each hemisphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in and had a good surprise. The place was a little bit "basic" but fun. Cesar (like the salad) was our guid and he made the tour fun. The experiments and suck kept the kids interest. Short but good time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really fun visit. Refereshing to see that the equator is not just about a monument. We enjoyed learning about coreolis forces and how water spins on both sides of the line.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the option of visiting the real equator line as oppose to the one a few hundred meters from it where a statue sits in the wrong place. I am not convinced that the experiments they ran during our visit were legit (balancing an egg, water turning direction etc) but did enjoy listening to the stories and heritage of... More 

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Thank A L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice tour in this museum. A lot of history here and interesting facts about Quito and it being the "middle of the world". Fun activities and history to be learned.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't want to rain on the the positive reviews below, but I didn't find much value going here. Most people come here for the photo op, but they do force you to do the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is fantastic! You'll learn so much about pre-colonial Ecuador and its people and you can stand on the equator and see the Coriolis Effect live! Very awesome experience you won't forget. Wonderful English speaking guided tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was part of a cruise package city tour. Out of town aways, so we got to see Quito. It was a cultural experience, and you got to take your picture on the Equator. THE thing to do in Quito.

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