Tomsk is a city where you can find many places to relax after classes. There are many cafes, restaurants, snack bars and bistros, which are open till late and offer good food at very reasonable prices. There are night clubs and discos where you can dance to your favorite music, or watch a show. If you want to do sports, there are sport facilities and bowling parks in many places around the city.
If you want to get a cultural experience, you should visit art galleries, museums. There are many concert halls and cinemas in Tomsk. Theatres offer a wide range of classical, modern and experimental productions. It would be difficult to be bored in Tomsk for sure.
Tomsk Regional Arts Museum
The collection presented in the museum comprises works of Old Russian, Russian and West-European art, as well as some works of contemporary artists: paintings and graphics, sculpture, attributes of decorative and applied art. The museum holds the largest in Siberia collection of local artists’ works of the XIX- early XXth centuries. The museum auditorium presents a wide range of lectures on history, matters of Russian and foreign fine arts that includes original course on history of Christianity, course on fine arts for children, on folk trading and crafts, etc.
Tomsk planetarium is one of the oldest in Russia. A winding staircase coming from the very underground will take you to an observatory with a viewing point. There is a lecture hall with a dome on the second floor where educational multimedia courses for visitors are conducted. They are “Astronomy for everyone” which includes observing the night sky and "Tunguss phenomenon" telling the mystery of the largest iron-fall happened in Siberia.
The staff is constantly following the updates in the sphere of the Universe research; promotes scientific world outlook and interest to the surrounding environment.
First Museum of Slavic Mythology
Right in the center of the city there is the Museum of Slavic Mythology, devoted to national arts Slavic customs and traditions. The museum comprises art-gallery of contemporary artists such as V. Korolkov, B. Olshanskiy, A. Klimenko, a souvenir shop (averters, items of folk crafts), a Slavic garment store and a book shop.
The museum conducts excursions on specific topics, workshops on making soft and wooden toys (doll-averters, Matrioshkas painting).