There are many possibilities to spend time in Turku. Just choose the activity you are interested in below.
In Turku, there is one big cinema called Kinopalatsi, located in the city center. Movies are shown in their original language and have Finnish and Swedish subtitles. A cinema ticket costs around 9–15 €.
There is also an open film club Kinokopla maintained by the Student Union of the University of Turku. The movies are shown in Logomo on Sundays at 5 pm and 8 pm. Season cards costs 22 € for students and can be bought in advance at Student Union Office (Yo-talo A, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A), Bar Kuka and Kirjakahvila. Individual tickets cost 6€. Tickets can be bought at Logomo 10 minutes prior to screening, if seats are available.
Other movies are shown in Logomo (web pages only in Finnish), one of Finland's most spectacular event arenas, as well. Logomo is close to Turku's main railway and the bus stations.
You can also find many smaller theatres in the Turku area, such as Linnateatteri (website only in Finnish). Note that many open-air theaters are open only during the summer. Summer theatres are very popular, so remember to purchase the tickets well in advance. There are also two student theatres Turun Ylioppilasteatteri (website only in Finnish) and Student Theater in Turku (website only in Swedish).
Turku has three larger art museums along with many other museums and galleries in the Turku area. Find more information about exhibitions from TurkuART.
Turku Art Museum is located at Puolalanmäki and is known for its older Finnish art, surrealistic art, and pop-art.
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, located on the Aura riverside, is the art museum of the City of Turku.
Ars Nova is a museum of modern art and located on the Aura riverside.
In Turku there are many libraries where you can borrow books, read newspapers and magazines, study in silent areas, use computers and printers as well as book rooms for groups. In order to use all the services, you will need a library card. You can get one from the library by proving your ID and giving your contact information to the register. Library cards are free of charge.
Please remember to return your borrowed books on time! There are overdue charges for items returned or renewed after the due date. Your borrowing rights may also be suspended if you leave the fines unpaid.
Turku University library is located in six different units at the Turku University Campus. Most of the University Library services are free of charge. Find the units and their opening hours here. You can find all books, print journals and electronic materials in the Volter database.
Turku City Library and its main library is located by the Aura river in Linnankatu 2. Everyone can borrow books from the Turku Public Library for free, and free wifi and computers are available. You can find more information about city libraries and search for materials in the Vaski web library here.
Turku's has a vivid music scene, which offers something for everybody, from jazz to rock. Concerts are usually held in bars and clubs, or in Student Union clubs such as Kåren (ÅAS) or Logomo.
Classical music concerts are offered by the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra at the city concert hall Turun konserttitalo. Turku is also known for its rock festival Ruisrock, and other festivals, such as DBTL (website only in Finnish), Turku Jazz Festival, and Aurafest (website only in Finnish).
Flowpark is a private adventure park a few kilometers from the city center. There you can solve numerous tasks even at the height of twenty meters, offering a challenge for everyone. The parks adventure paths that are on living trees make the park particularly interesting.
HopLop is an adventure park filled with different exercise activities where children can play and exercise with their parents.
JukuPark water park is Turku’s newest family attraction, situated close to the Impivaara swimming pool and sports ground, just a few kilometers from the center of Turku. JukuPark water park is Turku’s newest family attraction, situated close to the Impivaara swimming pool and sports ground, just a few kilometers from the center of Turku. The 2,5-hectare complex has lots of fabulous water slides, which you can descend on tires, a speed mat or the traditional way. There are heated pools, pleasant sunbathing areas, grill-restaurants, kiosks, and terraces.
Seikkailupuisto (Adventure Park), located on the edge of Kupittaa Park, is an activity center for children and families alike. Regularly changing theatre performances, participative events and workshop activities are the cornerstones of Adventure Park operations. The Adventure Park is always open and free of charge. However, the park charges for supervised activities and performances.
SuperPark is an indoor activity park, which offers fun and action-packed experiences for the whole family. There are many different things to do at the park from jumping on trampolines to going down slides or climbing.
If you enjoy different games, there are plenty of possibilities in Turku.
If you enjoy playing minigolf, you should consider going to Hohtogolf West Coast (website in Finnish).
You can also play billiards in many bars in Turku, for example in Galaxie Center.