Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on International Museum Day. Including stamp rally, all stamp locations, stamp day, rewards, and event not happening!!
Museum Day Event Overview
Museum Day 2021
To Be Held In 2021 After Update
Animal Crossing's 1.10 update will include a slightly updated version of the Museum Day Event. In addition to being able to play through the event again, players will now have access to a stamp rally in the Art wing of the Museum as well. Check out the article below for details.1.10 Update
Museum Day Video Guide
Everything You Need To Know In 1 Minute
For those of you who prefer to watch videos, check out our concise video guide on the International Museum Day event above!
What Is International Museum Day?
Special Stamp Rally In The Museum
|May 18 ~ May 31
In celebration of International Museum Day, players will be able to participate in a stamp rally in the museum. By completing 3 separate stamp rallies, you'll be able to get special in-game rewards!
International Museum Day Is May 18-31
During Nintendo's official April Free update announcement, a short preview of International Museum Day was featured. Players can get special in-game rewards for participating in the event!
Other Upcoming EventsCheck Out April Free Update Summary Details!
Art Wing Not Required
This museum event will focus on the 3 baseline sections of the building - the Bug, Fish, and Fossil exhibits. Art is not included, which means you can do this event immediately after you finish building the museum!Check Out How To Build The Museum Here!
International Museum Day Event Details
|Talk to Blathers in the Museum
|Collect the Bug, Fish, and Fossil stamps
|Go back and talk to Blathers to get your reward
① Talk To Blathers
Starting at 5am on May 18th, you'll be able to participate in the International Museum Day event! Simply go to the Museum and talk to Blathers to start it. You will need to have the museum built to access this event, of course.
② Collect Bug, Fish, and Fossil Stamps
Your task for this event is to collect 3 stamps for each of the 3 stamp cards. (Note that there is no card for Art). Different stamp cards will have different locations on them, so thoroughly check every nook and cranny of the exhibit!
Stamp Location Examples
Note that every day the stamps you need will change!
③ Talk To Blathers To Get Your Reward
After you've collected all the stamps, talk to Blathers to get your reward. If you finish all 3 and talk to him, you won't get all 3 prizes at once - you'll have to talk to him three separate times.
Stamp Rally Rewards
Get Rewards Every Day
While the International Museum Day event is active, you'll be able to do the stamp rally and get rewards once per day! The actual rewards you get won't change, so if you don't want to do it again there is no need to.
Stamp Locations Change Every Day
Every day the location of stamps that you need to collect will change. This is a good opportunity to get to know parts of the Museum you may never have been to before, so give it a try!
Stamp Rally Rewards
Added To Your Inventory
The rewards for this event will be deposited directly into your inventory after talking to Blathers - they will not be mailed to you! Make sure your inventory isn't full before talking to Blathers.
Museum Day Not Happening - How To Fix
Update Your Game
In order to take part in seasonal events, you'll need to upgrade your system to the latest version. If you don't have the latest patch, make sure you update everything!
Change Time To One Day Before The Event
If you've been doing time traveling and you've set the date past May 18th, try setting the date to the day before the event and then progressing until the event starts. Doing this sometimes helps solve update issues.
Link Your Nintendo Account
In order to participate in events, you'll need to have linked your User to a Nintendo Account. You can do this from the Switch console settings, so make sure to get it done!
Build The Museum
Although it's somewhat obvious it's worth reiterating: You need to have the Museum built in order to do this event! If Blathers is still in his tent, that won't be sufficient. You'll need to collect the 15 varieties of bugs, fish, and fossils necessary to set up the Museum!