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Yaku Water Park Museum

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Address: Calle el Placer Oe 11-271, Quito, Ecuador
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+593 2-251-1100
09:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:30

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Great views, a bit of history and lots to let people think about

It was great to see a South American museum trying to educate people about the the importance to fight water pollution and showing different ways to develop more Eco-conscience... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Alex P
Boquete, Panama
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Another "must see" in my opinion. What a fantastic way to learn about Ecuador's development as a city, in addition to being a beautiful space with another phenomenal view of the city. My daughter, age 11, and I both enjoyed the museum. There were no tours or brochures in English, which would have been the only thing I would have... More 

Thank GlobalStaci
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Apart from the first video display that has English subtitles, this is not somewhere to come if you don't speak Spanish. It's basically the first and current water treatment plant for the old city. It's probably good if you have kids (as there are some interactive things to do there) and you speak Spanish but apart from that it's just... More 

Thank TheProdigitalSon
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Yaku Parque Museo del Agua in Quito is located in the old neighborhood “El Placer” near the volcan Pichincha for this reason its considered a very beautiful place and visited by many turism due to that It is a strategic place for seeing all the city. Inside the Yaku Parque Museo del Agua you will have great experiences due to... More 

Thank jesicaespinel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

An attraction of Quito is the water museum or Yaku museum which means "Water" in the ancestral Kichwa indigenous language. This museum is located on Av. América y Colón. It is a place that educates visitors about the use and effective management of water, becoming an educational entertainment establishment. Their hours of operation are from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Huge facility with lovely views of Quito. Would be a great event space for things like weddings. Amazingly light on content for a museum. Our 2 year old had a great time in the bubble room and in the children's park area.

Thank cliffo41
Boquete, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

It was great to see a South American museum trying to educate people about the the importance to fight water pollution and showing different ways to develop more Eco-conscience. The views alone make the museum a place worth to visit. Go check out the old town and then hike up El Plazer from plaza central and back down towards San... More 

Thank Alex P
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

The views of Quito are insanely good from here. Museum itself was mediocre and mostly in Spanish without English translation, although the introductory video has subtitles. A nice walking trail from below the museum too is worth it, and some interesting water-inspired art. Bubble room is good for kids and adults alike! Overall well worth the $3 admission ($2 for... More 

Thank Noah C
San Rafael, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The yaku musuem is located on the highs of Quito (Pichincha Mountain). It's a water based theme museum. Interesting though not incredible. But worth to visit, mostly for the tremendous view on Quito.

Thank gammablaster
Quito, Ecuador
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

when you think about a museum you think of places where you quietly go room to room looking at images and are careful not to touch anything. Well, not this one, here you are encouraged to touch, look ,think and experience. I took my 4th grade kiddos and they loved it. You do get somewhat wet but it is super... More 

Thank AJPH_81
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We attended a function here and loved it! The museum itself, the event, the terrace with amazing views outside, this place had it all. Glad we saw it and must come back during the day next time we visit Quito.

Thank Passionate_Kiwi

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