‘Hoo’ the Hippo who is the Mascot for Hippocampus greets you as you enter this ?Experience Centre? and you know immediately that this is one fun place to hang out.?The Hippocampus Experience Center is a library to start of with and also turns into a place where kids can play games, learn new skills, participate in clubs, bump into old friends, and make new ones…
Their library boasts a collection of over 10,000 books(yes, they have the ?TIME LIFE? series) magazines and multimedia content. Their careful and generous selection procedures ensures that you have access to ?’award winning’ and ?must reads? books for children of all ages(their recommended lists are put up). They have various membership options starting from 1850/- for 6months to just be a member and use their facilities or 2100/- for 6 months where you are allowed to borrow 5 books at a time and so on. Once a member you can borrow books, attend activities that they have weekly, sign in for workshops, join a club, use their home theatre or just hang out.
Their weekly activities range from baking to craft and their blog keeps you updated on what is happening. You can check out whats the latest happenings at their blogsite -?http://blog.hippocampus.in/
They have summer workshops and clubs which you can join, like adventure, cooking, water sports, gardening and the list goes on?.
They have centres in Koramangala, Shankarapuram in Bangalore and one in Chennai.?For those who are far far away from the centres, there is the option of the home library where in, you become an online member and the books get deliverd to your home!
So get your kids in there and they will discover a wonderful world of BOOKS and FUN. Easy peasy.
Hippocampus Centres:- 525, 16th Main, Koramangala 3rd Block, Bangalore 560 034. Tel 2563 0206
-Shankara Rotary Hippocampus, 44, Ranga Rao Road, Shankarapuram, Bangalore 560004. Tel 2667 8890
-No.4, Old No.7,12th Street, Nandanam, Chennai 600035.Tel 42067159