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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 31 December 2016

The entrance fee of $4 included a tour. I couldn't find anyone to pay when I first arrived (despite going into the shop and asking) but after wandering around for a while someone approached me. I was a bit disappointed that there was nowhere to...More

Thank mumontour08
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The real equator with replica of village where regional indigenous people live. Fascinating and fun. Multiple hands on experiments which are fun for all ages

Thank Mark__Moscow
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Our guide was really fun, and there was never a dull moment in the tour. Some parts were a little gimmicky, but fun for an afternoon. The Llama in the front has a very itchy back, and likes it when you scratch him.

Thank Kelsey L
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It is on the GPS equator, but the love comes from the way they run the place. Nothing fancy and well versed guides that walk you through the culture and history of Indians native to Ecuador. And of course they do the silly water in...More

Thank kathy94022
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

More commercial than i would have liked but the exhibits are very informative. Fun equator experiments that emgage the young and old alike. Docent was very knowledgeable.

Thank smarttravelerfromct
Reviewed 14 December 2016

A nice attraction, not really a museum. There were several activities that we did with the guide that the Intinan provides. They were fun and interesting. There were some displays that were historical/ cultural that the guide cheerfully explained. About one hour is all the...More

Thank shli4
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We skipped the dull and commercial Mitad del Mundo next door, and went directly to this more interesting, fun and less expensive open air museum with free guided tours, where lies the REAL equator line (in the 18th century, the French scientists got as close...More

2  Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Oh this was a fun place. It was the main reason why I stopped over in Quito for a couple of days before heading out to Banos. It is the real middle of the world. The experiments were amazing. I tried and tried to balance...More

Thank Marjan G
Reviewed 8 December 2016

the real "mitad del mundo" . latitud 00"00"00 . you will see some amazing experiments that only happen when you are in this place. Plus, you will learn a lot about amazonia people.

Thank Sabrihaldemann
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place was more fun than mitad del mundo, even though I find it a bit weird to have exhibitions about the indigenous groups and to keep guineapigs in such conditions as they do. However, it was fun to balance an egg on a needle.

Thank Josefina S
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4 November 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
14 October 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.
22 September 2015|
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Response from loonietunes123 | Reviewed this property |
There's definitely a post box , my friend sent her postcards there but she had already out the stamps on them in Quito.