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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
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 tour, or work with your hotel to find a local tour guide, it's really not going to cost you that much more and will make it much easier for you. I would recommend the local company Ecuador Expeditions as well, that's who I used.
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
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 hours, depending how long you linger in the exhibits. I don't know about public transit to that area of Quito. You should also consider a visit to the Teleferico while in Quito for an impressive view of the city with towering volcanoes in the background.