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 that also features the Stamp Rally activity in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know more about both the International Museum Day Event and the Stamp Rally activity along with it!

When Is International Museum Day?

2021 International Museum Day Dates

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Availability May 18, 2021 to May 31, 2021

International Museum Day will be held from May 18 to May 31, 2021. Anyone with an internet connection will be able to play the free update.

Latest Update Info & How to Update

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.

The event will have you visit different parts of the museum to collect stamps, a perfect opportunity for you to explore your island's museum!

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 copies of them!

Where to Find the Stamp Stations

Different for Each Island

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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
Complete Fish Gallery Stamps

Fish Gallery
Complete Bug Gallery Stamps

Bug Gallery
Complete Fossil Gallery Stamps

Fossil Gallery
ACNH - Art Gallery Stamps

Art Gallery

All Museums will have 4 stamp stations in each of the Bug, Fish and Fossil Galleries, with the stamp station in the Art Gallery added in the April 28 Update.

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:

Bug Farms
This located up the stairs in the middle of the room in the back of the Bug Gallery.
Butterfly Garden
You can find this station in front of the fountain in the butterfly room of the Bug Gallery.
Coconut Corner
Head to the Coconut trees in the top left area in the first Bug Gallery room.
Dragonfly Bridge
Located on the bridge at the very top right area of the first room in the Bug Gallery.
Giant Tree
Go to the right of the giant tree in the top right area of the first room in the Bug Gallery.
Hiding Bugs
Go to room in the back of the Bug Gallery, then head to the left side, staying on the lower level of the room.
Quiet Bench
After entering the first room of the Bug Gallery, head up the stairs and turn left, keep going straight till you reach the end of the path.
Shady Path
When you enter the Bug Gallery, head up and you'll come across this station before reaching the giant tree.
Singing Forest
Head just a bit to the left when you enter the Bug Gallery.
Sun-Peek Path
Head up and then left when you first enter the Bug Gallery.
The Lab
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:

Abyss
Head to the second room on the right, then go all the way to the right of that room to find this Stamp Station.
Big River
This refers to the large tank furthest to the right of the first room in the Fish Gallery.
Coral Reef
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.
Headwaters
Go to the top right of the first room in the Fish Gallery, where the layered water tanks are.
Icy Sea
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.
Jellyfish Floor
Once you enter the first room, enter the room above you and keep going right until you get to the top of the ramp and the Stamp Station should be there
Serenity Tank
Serenity Tank is the little rounded tank down and right when you first enter the Fish Gallery.
The Coast
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.
The Deep
From the entrance of the Museum, head right twice and go to bottom of the huge tank in the middle.
The Pond
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:

Aquatic Reptiles
You can find this straight ahead when you enter the big room of the Fossil Gallery.
Cenozoic
In the room all the way to the back, roughly in the middle of the lower level area.
Extinction Spot
In the big room, head slightly to the right and you'll be able to see this Stamp Station.
Pterosaurs
From the first room, go into the second, large room of the Fossil Gallery and go straight ahead to find this Stamp Station.
Mollusks/Arthropods
To your immediate left when you enter the Fossil Gallery.
Synapsids
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.
Vertebrates
To your immediate right when you enter the Fossil Gallery.

Art Gallery Stamps

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

Sculpture Exhibit
You can find this stamp station in the sculpture exhibit, just slightly northeast of the entrance.
Art from the West
You can find this stamp station in the northeastern section of the museum right in front of the Worthy Painting.
Baroque Gallery
You can find this stamp station in the very back area of the museum right in front of the Amazing Painting.
Art from the East
You can find this stamp station in th very right side of the museum close to the Warrior Statue.

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 reward you with a plaque matching the area you collected stamps from. Once you have all four, you've cleared the event!

All Museum Plaques
Bug Plaque Image
Bug Plaque
Fossil Plaque Image
Fossil Plaque
Art Plaque Image
Art Plaque
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You can get up to 4 plaques each day, and you will still get the same rewards even if you play on different days for the entire event period.

What to Do if the Event Won't Start

Make sure your Switch has the correct date and time

Switch Time and Date

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.

Build the Museum

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If the Museum is still a tent and haven't upgraded it yet, Blathers will not start the event as there are no galleries to place the Stamp Stations. Make sure to upgrade your Museum to participate in this event!
How to Unlock and Upgrade the Museum

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