International Museum Day and Stamp Rally Event Info and Rewards | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a guide to International Museum Day, a museum-themed event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. If you want to know when International Museum is active, info about the Stamp Rally, and to learn about the role of International Museum Day in the real world, read on!

When Is International Museum Day?

International Museum Day Dates

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Availability May 18, 2020 to May 31, 2020

International Museum Day will be held from May 18 to May 31, 2020. Anyone with an internet connection will be able to play the free update.

Latest Update Info & How to Update

The Museum Should Be Built

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If the Museum is still a tent, and you haven't upgraded it yet, the event will not take place because there are no galleries to place Stamp Stations. Upgrade the Museum first to partake in Stamp Rallies!
How to Unlock and Upgrade the Museum

What Do You Do on International Museum Day?

Participate in the Stamp Rally

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A much beloved activity in Japan, Stamp Rallies have made their way to Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the International Museum Day event. You will have to visit different parts of the museum to collect stamps.

Are There Any Requirements?

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It's currently unknown whether you will have to have make a lot of donations to get your stamp, or if visiting other players' Museums will grant different stamps than yours, but let's try to donate as many bugs, fish and fossils as possible!

Get Rewards Every Day

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Blathers will host the Stamp Rally every day, and will also give you the rewards every day.

The rewards themselves won't change, but you can get multiple of them!

See new Stamp Stations each day

You also get to see all the comments for the different areas by playing daily, so this event is perfect for chilling and enjoying your Museum a bit every day.

Where to Find the Stamp Stations

Differs from Player to Player

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Players playing on the same island will have the same stamp stations available at their shared museum, but the locations will differ from island to island!

There Are 3 Stamps for Every Gallery

Sample Stamp Cards
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All Museums will have 3 stamp stations in each of the Bug, Fish and Fossil Galleries. For some reason, there are no stamp stations in the Art Gallery, so you won't be able to get any rewards from that area yet.

Check the Stamp Card for Locations

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Your Stamp Station locations will probably be different from your friends, but once you've found one you can see what the rest are on the Stamp Card.

If you're having trouble finding any of your Stamp Stations, check our list of locations below!

List of All Stamp Station Locations

Bug Gallery Stamps

There will be three stamp stations for all players, but the locations can be any of the ones listed here:

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This located up the stairs in the middle of the room in the back of the Bug Gallery.
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You can find this station in front of the fountain in the butterfly room of the Bug Gallery.
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Head to the Coconut trees in the top left area in the first Bug Gallery room.
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Located on the bridge at the very top right area of the first room in the Bug Gallery.
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Go to the right of the giant tree in the top right area of the first room in the Bug Gallery.
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Go to room in the back of the Bug Gallery, then head to the left side, staying on the lower level of the room.
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When you enter the Bug Gallery, head up and you'll come across this station before reaching the giant tree.
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Head just a bit to the left when you enter the Bug Gallery.
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Head up and then left when you first enter the Bug Gallery.
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Head to the back room of the Bug Gallery, then up two staircases on the right side of the room.

Fish Gallery Stamps

There will be three stamp stations for all players, but the locations can be any of the ones listed here:

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Head to the second room on the right, then go all the way to the right of that room to find this Stamp Station.
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This refers to the large tank furthest to the right of the first room in the Fish Gallery.
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If you head to the top of the stairs of the room in the back of the Fish Gallery, you can find this Stamp Station on the glass panels in the middle of the area.
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Go to the top right of the first room in the Fish Gallery, where the layered water tanks are.
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This Stamp Station is located on the stairs top right of the room in the back of the Fish Gallery, by the tank with Sea Butterflies.
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Serenity Tank is the little rounded tank down and right when you first enter the Fish Gallery.
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Once you enter the Fish Gallery, head up to the next room and find this Stamp Station right in front of the first tank here.
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From the entrance of the Museum, head right twice and go to bottom of the huge tank in the middle.
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In the first room of the Fish Gallery, go to the large pond in the middle of the room. The Stamp Station is in front of it.

Fossil Gallery Stamps

There will be three stamp stations for all players, but the locations can be any of the ones listed here:

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You can find this straight ahead when you enter the big room of the Fossil Gallery.
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In the room all the way to the back, roughly in the middle of the lower level area.
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In the big room, head slightly to the right and you'll be able to see this Stamp Station.
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From the first room, go into the second, large room of the Fossil Gallery and go straight ahead to find this Stamp Station.
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To your immediate left when you enter the Fossil Gallery.
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Go to the large room in the middle of the Fossil Gallery, then head towards the bottom right area with the model Meteor. The Stamp Station is just before you reach it.
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To your immediate right when you enter the Fossil Gallery.

Event Rewards

Get All Rewards from Blathers

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After gathering all three stamps from one gallery, return to Blathers and he'll enthusiastically reward you with a plaque matching the area you collected stamps from. Once you have all three, you've cleared the event!

You can get up to 3 plaques each day, and you will still get the same rewards even if you play on different days for the entire event period.

All Museum Plaques
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Bug Plaque
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Fish Plaque
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Fossil Plaque

What to Do if the Event Won't Start

Make sure your Switch has the correct date and time

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If the date of your Switch doesn't match the date and time of the International Museum Day event, you won't be able to participate. If you're a time traveller, you'll need to revert the date and time to match real time.

Time Traveling Guide

Connect to the Internet

If your Nintendo Switch has not connected to the Internet since before midnight on May 18, the International Museum Day Event will not start, even if your in-game clock is on the correct date.

Although a notification for an update will not occur, your Switch will still need to connect to the Internet to gain access to the event.

What Is International Museum Day?

International Museum Day in the Real World


International Museum Day (IMD) is an international day held annually on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The event highlights a specific theme which changes every year to reflect the basis of the international museum community's preoccupations.
Source: International Museum Day Wikipedia

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2 Anonymous3 months

Do the plaque rewards affect HHA score the way the Bunny Day items did during that event?

1 Anonymous3 months

You said 'May Day' twice. I think it was a mistake.

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