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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Museum Day guide – Stamp Rally & rewards

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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International Museum Day is hitting Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the second half of May, and brings along a whole host of rewards that you'll definitely want to get your hands on.

One of the new aspects of the latest Animal Crossing is that many events aren't coded into the base game, meaning Nintendo has to push them out with updates – perfect for keeping New Horizons fresh for years to come. Players have already enjoyed Bunny Day, Earth Day, and May Day, and now International Museum Day is almost here.

The event isn't actually a "day" like it would seem – instead, it actually runs from May 18 to the 31st meaning fans don't need to rush in order to claim all of the prizes. For everything you need to know about the epic celebration, keep on reading.

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Blathers' Stamp Rally

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Speak to Blathers on the 18th to start the Stamp Rally.

Upon booting up the game on May 18, Isabelle will tell you that it's International Museum Day – hooray! Then make your way to Blathers, who will give you your own Stamp Cards for the fish, bugs, and fossil exhibits.

Each exhibit section will have its own set of little stamp tables in different areas, which you will need to visit to completely fill out your Card. You'll be able to collect all of the stamps at once, so it is possible to complete the Day all at once rather than spread across the two weeks.

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International Museum Day rewards

There are only three rewards – one for each of the museum's fish, bug, and fossil sections. You get one upon completion of each exhibit Stamp Card. All are wall-mounted plaques which can be displayed in your home.

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The three plaques you get for finishing the Museum Day objectives.

It's worth noting that the event won't start until May 18 in real life, so time travellers looking to get the jump on the festivities are out of luck as the game needs to sync up with the internet to verify the date.

You won't need a certain amount of donations to participate in the event, though if you're not caught up on your fish and bugs, check out our guide for May here.