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Science Workshop at Hippocampus

– Find out what causes something to be a Conductor / Insulator

– See what happens inside a bulb,battery,switch,fuse

– Work the magic of Midas with some electroplating fun.

– Get down to building your own switch,battery,torchlight,secret door bell,electric board game & more….

                                          DATE: 20th OCT ‘2013  ONWARDS
TIME:10-30 – 12.30 p.m.
AGE: 8 – 11
Fees : Rs.1750 (Members)
          Rs.2000(Non – Members)
Call 9444049175 /42116417 to register


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Books, Visits by Authors, Book Promotions, Activites for Children, Contests and A Whole lot of Fun!

Date: 21st & 22nd April’12 || Time: 11:00 am onwards || Entry Fee: Rs 20 per head


On the 21st

Enter the wonderful world of Amma’s Tales

With Hema Vaidyanathan 

(Author of Amma’s Tales, Dhika Media (P) Ltd)

Time: 11 am to 12 pm|| Age group: 3 to 8 years

About The Books: Tales of How and Why (Volumes 1-4): Quirky stories and catchy characters from the animal kingdom make these books a must-read for this age group. Find out why the cuckoo doesn’t build a nest, why the crow sees through one eye and a lot more. Activities at the end of the book help engage the reader and synthesize information from the book. 

Tail Tales (Volumes 1&2): Jump into the jungle kingdom of monkeys from the Ramayana. Follow the exploits of Vali, the monkey king and the pranks of other monkeys in Kishkindha! Monsters galore and funny faces make for some swinging good fun!


Join The Great Taranaut Puzzle Pentathlon!

With Roopa Pai (Author of Taranauts, Hatchette)

Get code-cracking, memory-testing, wits-matching, number-crunching, and puzzle-solving with the Taranauts! Five challenges, five earth dinglings to solve each in – are you up to it? Psst! Winners get prizes!

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm|| Age Group: All Earthkins between 8 and 12 yrs.

Plus: Get a sneak peek into the next book in the series –

Book 6 – Taranauts: The Key to the Shimr Citrines!

Participate in the ‘Draw A Kolaverobot’ contest and (if you win) get your name – and your drawing – into Book 6!

Have your Taranauts books autographed by the author, Roopa Pai!


On The 22nd

Miaow Away!!!

With Alankrita Jain  (Author Of Miaow, Tulika Publisher)

Storytelling session by the author based on the book.

Time: 11 am to 12 pm|| Age group: 3+ years

About the book: A black cat with bright green eyes becomes a white cat with bright green eyes. How does this happen? Come find out how.


Lets have some Idiomatic Fun!

With Ishvar Vedam (Author Of ‘A Leap in a Blue Moon’, Good Luck Publisher)

Book reading and activity session by the author based on the book.

Time: 12 noon to 1 pm||  Age group: 9+ yrs

About The Book: Jumping from the top of a mound of sand, you would say, is child’s play. And that’s what 11-year old Nidhi is doing one twilight, alone in the neighborhood making fun of the idioms “a leap in the dark” and “once in a blue moon”. What starts off as an innocuous prank makes the ground slip from under her feet, literally, and she falls into a world called Graria where events and people have tumbled out of a dictionary of idioms. Little does she know that there is someone out there who doesn’t want her to go back…

Please Note: These sessions are open for members and non members. There are no pre-registrations. Participation is on a first come first serve basis only.  

If anyone would like to put up a food stall at the fair you can do so by contacting us at 41101927 for more details.

About the Book Fair
Come shop your heart out with Scholastic, Tulika, Good Luck, Hatchette, Puffin, Penguin, Paragon and many more publishers all under one roof at the Hippocampus Children’s Book Fair. Dont miss this opportunity!!!!


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Good Morning Chennai!

Do you have the attitude,the energy and the knowledge to be a Radio Jockey??

Know how a Radio Station works, the elements involved in a RADIO STATION.

Jam with Jane and talk about things you love.Plan,research ,organise and present a Radio Show of your own.Work on techniques like voice modulation,role Play,Dramatisation etc., Go about doing Interviews Conducting contest,Review movies/books with Sano.

Mentors:RJ Sano and RJ Jane

RJ Sano – Senior Presenter & Producer, and hosts the breakfast show at Chennai live.

RJ JANE: Infected by the Travel Bug and a Book worm hosts the Hot Momma House and Paperback shows @ Chennai Live.

Age Group – 9 and above|| Dates -16th April to 20th April2012|| Time-4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.2800 || Non members – Rs. 3000


Nature of Workshop – Public Speaking.

The workshop aims to introduce the building blocks of public speaking – the concept of speaking in public, basics of speech construction, style, expressions and body language appropriate to various types of public speaking. Also would be explored how great public speeches are first written. The workshop would explore, in part, writing skills essential for a public speaker too. At the end of the workshop, you surely won’t be tongue tied or have writer’s block!

Mentor:Harsha Ganesh (MYT, the youth theater unit of Masquerade)

Age Group – 9 and above|| Dates -23rd April to 4th May 2012|| Time -4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.3000 || Non members – Rs. 3200

My City, My Story !

A Photo  Journalism workshop

This camp is designed for kids who want to do something completely different. During the camp they will be introduced to the concepts of photography and Journalism. They will learn how to use their cameras to express their work creatively. Through this medium they will understand the power of images and how a journalistic story can be compounded through pictures. They will be introduced to the ethics of reporting and documentation. An interactive hands –on session with a photographer and a journalist. Field trips to popular hideouts in the city will be organised to compliment their work.

Mentors:Shutter Monkeyz &Shivani Sharma

Shuttermonkeyz: Where Photos Speak Louder than words. A group of young artists who have joined hands to capture those moments in your lives the best way possible.

Shivani Sharma:A freelance journalist with The Hindu and Times of India and many other leading publications. Currently writes for India Today, Media Voice etc.

Age Group – 9 and above|| Dates -23rd April to 4th May 2012|| Time -10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.3800 || Non members – Rs. 4000

Fun With Electricity

All aboard for lots of hands-on “Fun with Electricity”!

In this hands-on, fun and exciting program, you will discover how amazing science is . Make and take home a wide assortment of toys designed to teach you science concepts. Discover the magical world of atoms and electrons and learn to build your own atom model. Learn about electricity circuits, LED’s and much more. Build your own fun and mystical gadgets that will make your friends go crazy.

Mentors: Curio Kidz

CurioKidz runs experiential programs for young minds. Their mission is to make science learning fun and interesting through a unique self – discovery approach. They are committed to offering a practical hands-on approach that leads to a better understanding of the concepts. Their hands on programs exemplify ‘ learning by doing’.

To know more, visit www.curiokidz.com/ call us on 97898 54247 / 98409 85873

Age Group – 9 and above|| Dates -7th May to 11th May 2012|| Time -10:00 am to12.30 pm.

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.2500 || Non members – Rs. 2700

 Act – Hoo!

Nature of Workshop – Theater and Drama

 It’s hot in the summer and you want to act like it’s cold, so what do you do ??? Join the coolest place to be in Chennai to showcase your amazing acting skills. Learn the finer nuances of speech, body language and acting .It also helps to develop communication skills and explore dramatic talents.

Get Bitten by the Acting Bug this Summer with The Bear & Bean Bag Company.

Mentor:The Bear & Bean Bag Company (a children’s theater unit of Masquerade)

Age Group – 9 and above|| Dates -14th May  to 25th May 2012|| Time -4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.3500 || Non members – Rs. 3800


Clay Play !

Discover Clay hands-on  and explore the wonders of clay ! This course covers essential hand building techniques for creating both decorative and functional pieces. Kids learn how to use slabs, moulds, coils, pinch pots, handles, decorative effects and more to create useful & decorative objects. A fun and interesting workshop which enables kids to create works of art with clay.


Mentor:Kaveri Bharath

Kaveri Bharath, a well known potter, trained under Ray Meekar of Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry will help the kids get a feel for the clay and create interesting and imaginative objects.

Age Group – 9 and above|| Dates -14th May to 18th May 2012|| Time -10.00 am  to 12.30 pm

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.1800 || Non members – Rs. 2000

‘Money Champ’

Would you like to play the multiplayer ‘Barter’ game?

Would you like to play the‘Dinosaur’card game to

learn trading?

Want to know how to make money with your own small business?Join ‘Money-Champ’ – a fun-filled holiday workshop where you also learn about earning money and managing money!Give your child the gift of money education and a head start in life.

Mentor: IIM Alumni

To know more Visit their Website: www.Money-Wizards.com

Age Group – 9 and above|| Dates -21st May to 25th May2012|| Time -10:00 am to12.30 pm

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.2500 || Non members – Rs. 2700


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 Camp Yakaboo is back to tell you exactly how you must spend your summer. Beat the heat with camps as cool as puzzle making, mystery workshops, wood working, adventure, storytime, rock ‘n’ read and a lot more..

So hurry up! Pick and choose from our coolest set of camps to come onboard the big wagon of fun.

Click on the age groups for more details.

Ages 2 to 4 years

Ages 3 to 5 years

Ages 4 to 6 years

Ages 5 to 7 years

Ages 8 +

Ages 9+

Ages 10 +

Please Note: Confirmation of registration is on payment only. The workshop is subject to cancellation depending on the number of registrations. If members wish to cancel their registration, they will have to inform us 3 days prior to the start date of the camp. No refunds will be given once the camp has started. Refunds will be given back through cheques only.

Science Workshop for kids – Photos (20th Aug’11)

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SCIENTASTIC !! – A Hands on Science and Technology Workshop.

For Children Ages : 7 to 10

Unravel the mysteries of Science by performing hands-on interactive experiments individually!! Learn the best way.. the fun way… through self-discovery!!! Come… Join HOO in his quest to find his Eureka moment.

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A hands on Science and Technology Workshop

Come Join HOO in his quest to find Eureka moment!…with science activities that tease your brain and tickle you silly.


Unravel the mysteries of science by performing hands-on interactive experiments individually!!

Heat…Sound…Air…Pressure…Magnetism…Electricity and Circuits…Introduction to Robotics…all these concepts from NCERT syllabus, will come to life…leaping out of your textbooks into your minds…through your hands!

Learn the best way…the fun way…through self-discovery!!!

Age            : 7 to 10 yrs

Start Date : 20th August 2011

End Date    : 05th  November 2011

Sessions     : 12 Sessions (Every Saturday)

Time            : 3 to 5 pm

Venue        : Hippocampus Children’s Experience Centre

 Contact    : 9444049175 / 9840985873 / 9789854247/42067159 for details.

 Fee :

         Rs. 1500 per month + Rs. 750 per kit.(for Members)

         Rs. 1600 per month + Rs. 750 per kit (for Non-Members)

About the Mentors

Bhuvana K A, is a steering EEE graduate from the prestigious College of Engineering, Guindy. Besides being a university rankholder, she is also an MBA gold medalist from the Guindy College of Engineering (felicitated by Hon. Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam)

Nagalakshmi N, is a Chartered Accountant from Price Waterhouse Coopers. Her penchant for grooming young minds to freely inquire and explore in a system that focuses on conditioning thoughts, has urged her to step out and join hands with Bhuvana K A in giving birth to the Curiokidz venture.

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