Intinan Museum, San Antonio de Pichincha

4.5
#2 of 111 in Museums in Ecuador
Discover the true center of the Earth at Intinan Museum, providing fascinating insight into how Ecuador's indigenous peoples lived and worshipped the sun, as well as explaining some of the scientific quirks of the Equator. During the guided tour, you'll learn why water rotates in opposite directions on opposite sides of the Equator and why it's difficult to walk in a straight line along this imaginary line. A visit to Intinan Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Quito road trip planning tool to plot your vacation.
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  • It's a cool place do some experiments with the magnetic poles of the water found out later what is a lie but it's nice to visit and get to know they also have the mini heads real made local Indian hair
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  • My husband and I visited this museum on our tour of Ecuador. The museum was about all of Ecuador and its history, not just the equator. There were exhibits on the Amazon, indigenous animals, tribes, m...  more »
  • Great place to feel the gravity of the Equator. Wonderful place for keepsake photos. Also a cultural experience of Ecuadorian history.  more »
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  • Extremely cool place! Very informative and an awesome experience! Would highly recommend going if you have the chance. While there you can take part in many mind blowing experiments that show how the equator works along with the rotations of the North and southern hemispheres. You may also get to see multiple real shrunken heads! A very cool place!
  • This is a fun Museum/Park located right on the equator. They have many exhibits from places around the world that lie on the equator. It's a great place for photo-ops of yourself in both Northern and Southern hemispheres at the same time. They even have a portable kitchen sink that they can place right on the equator and you can see water go STRAIGHT down the drain; when they move it north or south by a few feet, water begins to spiral down the drain; clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The only one real ecuator museum. With red line. Not big but very interesting and peaceful. Price is 4$ for 1 person. Good news is they will give you guide for free! There you can walk along the real line of the equator. The guide will show the trick, how the Coriolis effect works with water (this is a fake, but it's interesting). The guide will allow you put the chicken egg on the nail head. Also in the territory you can see the Museum of Indians, which cut off and dried the heads of their enemies. There are these heads. And you can put in your passport the stamp that you were at the equator. Its also for free)
  • I will admit the tour can feel a bit campy but it is highly entertaining and educational. The guides seem to love their jobs. I'll upload videos of some of the scientific experiments soon LOL! A must see if you or your friends have not visited the equator. More fun than the nearby grand monument in my opinion.
  • Very interesting museum right at the equator. Our guide spoke very good English. The experiments are very interesting and fun. Good place to bring kids. T has a restaurant and gift shop. If you are going on your own it can be difficult to find (entrance not well marked). Suggest you take a taxi or hire a guide. We went with Neotropic Expeditions. We had Sebastien as our guide, excellent.
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