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International Museum Day: Where To Find Stamp Stations, All Rewards

International Museum Day is a brand new event taking place in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) during the second half of May! Learn where to find Stamp Stations and how to get all of the available rewards in this guide.

International Museum Day Event Start Date & Time

The International Museum Day event will held in Animal Crossing: New Horizons starting on May 18th, 2020 running for almost two full weeks until May 31st, 2020! This event was implemented in the Version 1.2 update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so you’ll need to have updated your copy to experience the event.

It’s important to note that you can only access the International Museum Day event inside of Animal Crossing: New Horizons after it has been activated by the real-world date of May 18th being reached, and we believe this is based on your Nintendo Account region. It’s not possible to time travel to play the event if that hasn’t occurred yet.

If you don’t have any Nintendo Account attached to your Nintendo Switch profile, then you won’t be able to enjoy the International Museum Day event. The version number on the title screen will change to 1.2.0b when the event has been activated.

How To Play International Museum Day

When the International Museum Day event begins on your island, there will be a morning announcement from Isabelle sharing the news of a Stamp Rally on the behalf of Blathers! After this announcement, you can start the event’s activities by heading to your Museum and speaking to Blathers.

He’ll tell you all about International Museum Day and how his establishment is holding an exciting Stamp Rally to celebrate the occasion! If you don’t talk to Blathers, you won’t be able to collect any stamps yet.

How To Get Stamps For Your Stamp Card

Once you’ve spoken to Blathers and gotten the low down on the event, you can begin collecting stamps by touring your Museum’s galleries for Fish, Bugs, and Fossils where you will find three handy Stamp Stations in each gallery bearing an owl logo.

Simply walk up to one of these carts inside the Museum to open up your Stamp Card for that section and press A to fill out one of the spots with a stamp! Each stamp card has three unique stamps to collect — one for each of the stations within the exhibit.

Once you’ve visited and collected three stamps from each station, or nine stamps in total, there will be no more activities to complete for the day. Head back to Blathers in the Museum foyer and speak with him repeatedly to claim all of your prizes for completing each card!

That’s pretty much everything you can do in a single day during International Museum Day for Animal Crossing: New Horizons and it can be completed in as little as five to ten minutes giving you all of the available event rewards. It’s a super easy event!

What Happens On Subsequent Days During The Event

But what about the next day afterwards, or the rest of the 14-day long International Museum Day event? The good news is that unlike the May Day event earlier this month, this one doesn’t completely disappear after you’ve done it once and it can be repeated on later days.

When you speak to Blathers on a subsequent day during the event period, he’ll inform you that a Stamp Rally is being held at the Museum again. However the stamp stations listed on your Stamp Cards, and therefore the locations you’ll need to visit, will change every day.

That means you’ll need to go hunting again and can’t simply repeat the exact same locations where you found stamp stations last time. On the bright side though, a single named station will always reappear in the same spot, so when you see the same name repeated that means you can remember where it was found.

The bad news though? When you complete the Stamp Rally on subsequent days during the event, you will only receive duplicates of the exact same items! There’s simply no further unique rewards to get during International Museum Day besides the first three on Day 1.

All Stamp Stations In The Museum & Where To Find Them

We’ve discovered 26 Stamp Stations hidden so far throughout the Museum as part of the Stamp Rally! Learn all of the locations below and where to find them, although only three will be randomly chosen every day to be displayed in each exhibit. Please note this section is in-progress and will be continually updated.

Fish Gallery

There are 9 different possible stamp stations to find in the Fish Gallery during International Museum Day! After collecting three stamps in the Fish Exhibit, talk to Blathers to receive a prize and a a Completion Stamp in the bottom right of your Bugs Stamp Card.

Abyss Stamp Spot

From the Fish Gallery entrance, walk all the way to the right until you reach the passageway into another room. Inside the next room, continue walking as far as you can to the right until you reach downward stairs.

At the bottom of the stairs near some scuba diving equipment, you will find the Abyss Station.

Big River Stamp Spot

Walk straight to the right from the Fish Gallery entrance until you reach a large 3 sided fish tank where the Big River Stamp Station can be found.

Coral Reef Stamp Spot
Headwaters Stamp Spot

Walk straight along the top edge to the right from the Fish Gallery entrance until you reach the end of the ramp where the Headwaters Stamp Station can be found.

Icy Sea Stamp Spot
Serenity Tank Stamp Spot

Immediately south from the Fish Gallery entrance, you can find the Serenity Tank Stamp Station in front of a tank.

The Coast Stamp Spot

From the Fish Gallery entrance, walk straight north into the next room. The Coast Stamp Station can be found just to the right in front of the tank.

The Deep Stamp Spot

Walk straight to the right from the Fish Gallery entrance until you enter the next room. Inside the room, head forward slightly and then north towards the massive tank where you will find The Deep Stamp Station in front.

The Pond Stamp Spot

Bugs Gallery

There are 11 different possible stamp stations to find in the Bugs Gallery during International Museum Day! After collecting all three stamps in the Bugs Exhibit, talk to Blathers to receive a prize and a Completion Stamp in the bottom right of your Bugs Stamp Card.\

Bug Farms Stamp Spot

From the Bugs Gallery entrance, take an immediate turn north and keep going until you reach the large tree. Then turn left and go through the doorway into another room.

Once inside the next room, walk up the stairs and to the left to find the Bug Farms Stamp Station.

Butterfly Garden Stamp Spot

From the Bugs Gallery entrance, walk straight forward across the bottom edge of the room and go through the doorway at the end. Inside the next room, you’ll find the Butterfly Garden Stamp Station at the bottom in front of a fountain.

Coconut Corner Stamp Spot

Find this Stamp Station in the top left of the first Bugs Gallery room, just below the wooden stairs ramp over the water.

Dragonfly Bridge Stamp Spot

Find this Stamp Station in the top left of the first Bugs Gallery room, on the wooden bridge that sits over a waterfall.

Giant Tree Stamp Spot

From the Bugs Gallery entrance, take an immediate turn north and keep going until you reach the large tree. You’ll find the Giant Tree Stamp Station in the top right corner of this tree.

Hiding Bugs Stamp Spot
Quiet Bench Stamp Spot

From the Bugs Gallery entrance, walk straight until you reach a large set of stairs upwards to the north. Walk up the stairs and find the Quiet Bench Stamp Station to the left in front of a bench.

Shady Path Stamp Spot
Singing Forest Stamp Spot
Sun-Peek Path Stamp Spot

From the Bugs Gallery entrance, take an immediate turn north and then briefly to the left. You’ll find the Sun-Peek Path Stamp Station at the bottom of the stairs.

The Lab Stamp Spot

From the Bugs Gallery entrance, take an immediate turn north and keep going until you reach the large tree. Then turn left and go through the doorway into another room.

Once inside the next room, walk up the stairs and to the right to find The Lab Stamp Station.

Fossils Gallery

There are 7 different possible stamp stations to find in the Fossils Gallery during International Museum Day! After collecting all three stamps in the Fossils Exhibit, talk to Blathers to receive a prize and a Completion Stamp in the bottom right of your Fossils Stamp Card.

Aquatic Reptiles Stamp Spot

From the Fossils Gallery entrance, head straight into the second room. You’ll find the Aquatic Reptiles Stamp Station on the left side of the room.

Cenozoic Stamp Spot

From the Fossils Gallery entrance, head straight into the second room, then right into a third room. Inside that room, keep heading right to find the Cenozoic Stamp Station in front of the Sabertooth Tiger.

Extinction (Stamp) Spot

From the Fossils Gallery entrance, head straight into the second room. You’ll find the Extinction Spot Stamp Station towards the middle bottom of the room.

Mollusks/Arthropods Stamp Spot

Possibly the easiest one to find in the entire International Museum Day event, the Mollusks/Arthropods Stamp Station can be found immediately to the left of the Fossils Gallery entrance.

Pterosaurs Stamp Spot

From the Fossils Gallery entrance, head straight into the second room. You’ll find the Pterosaurs Stamp Station on the left side of the room in front of the stairs upwards.

Synapsids Stamp Spot

From the Fossils Gallery entrance, head straight into the second room. Then walk directly to the right and you’ll find the Synapsids Stamp Station next to the Juramaia display.

Vertebrates Stamp Spot

Another super easy find, the Vertebrates Stamp Station can be found immediately to the left of the Fossils Gallery entrance.

All Event Rewards for International Museum Day

There are three different reward items you can get by collecting stamps and completing the various Stamp Rallies during International Museum Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Each of the three main exhibits in the Museum offers a unique reward.

Fish Plaque

The Fish Plaque is a wall-mounted furniture item unlocked in Animal Crossing: New Horizons after completing the Stamp Rally for the Fish Gallery during International Museum Day. It sells for 300 Bells and cannot be customized or used as a doorplate. See what it looks like below:

Bug Plaque

The Bug Plaque is a wall-mounted furniture item unlocked in Animal Crossing: New Horizons after completing the Stamp Rally for the Bug Gallery during International Museum Day. It sells for 300 Bells and cannot be customized or used as a doorplate. See what it looks like below:

Fossil Plaque

The Fossil Plaque is a wall-mounted furniture item unlocked in Animal Crossing: New Horizons after completing the Stamp Rally for the Fossil Gallery during International Museum Day. It sells for 300 Bells and cannot be customized or used as a doorplate. See what it looks like below:

No Art Plaque

As far as we know, the Art Exhibit inside the Museum isn’t included in the Stamp Rally for International Museum Day, so there’s no Art Plaque reward available to get.

Frequently Asked Questions for International Museum Day

We’ve compiled the answers to a few commonly asked questions you might have about the International Museum Day event below. Let us know in the comments below if you have any suggestions to add!

Will There More Stamps To Find Every Day?

Yes! Each and every day during the International Museum Day event period from May 18th to 30th, there will be a new Stamp Rally held by Blathers for collecting three more stamps in each gallery. However, the same repeated rewards will be given by him daily, so this is only good if you want more Plaques!

Is There A Prize For Completing The Stamp Rally On Every Day?

As far as we know so far, there are no additional prizes or rewards for completing the Stamp Rally every single day during the event, besides getting duplicate of the Fish / Bug / Fossil Plaques. Sorry to disappoint!

Can You Customize The Museum Plaque Items?

Unfortunately, the Fish / Bug / Fossil Plaques cannot be customized at a DIY Crafting workbench. There’s only one default design available for each item. That’s a shame because we’d love to see alternative colors or different types of wood.

Can You Use The Museum Plaque Items As Doorplates?

Sadly, the Fish / Bug / Fossil Plaques cannot be used as a decorative doorplate for your house. Honestly, we don’t understand why this is the case because these items would make a fantastic door decoration, but that’s how it is.

What Do The Museum Plaque Items Sell For At Nook’s Cranny?

The Fish / Bug / Fossil Plaques sell for a pathetic 300 Bells each to Timmy & Tommy at the Nook’s Cranny shop. It’s absolutely not worth your time to play the Stamp Rally every day and collect the prizes multiple times for the purpose of selling.

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Niall Benson

so when tf does it start then

basil

tomorrow, may 18

Andy

already got them! it’s the 18th here 😀

Raphael

I’ve been hearing about this “Museum Day” for weeks and it’s that!?!? For 3 useless plaques you can’t even use it as you wish? Why would anyone want to hang these inside their houses, where no one can see it? I’m skipping this one.

jolie

can a friend come to your museum and join in this event? like for those who just started and doesnt have a musuem yet?

Dominique Curtis

No, but you can get duplicate plaques and give them the extras

Angelos

Thanks a lot!

Olivia

All plaques sell for 300. I just tried to sell them at Nooks. Bug plaque doesn’t sell for 3600.