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Everything you need to know about Animal Crossing's Museum Day

It's time to get a little culture, islanders.

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The next event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is upon us. It's a fairly low-key one, but also an event that will take advantage of one location every player is familiar with: the museum. International Museum Day is now in full swing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch, and this is everything you need to know about the event.

Museum Day start time and end date

International Museum Day is the next major event to come to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The trailer revealing the event confirmed that International Museum Day will start on May 18, 2020. Days turn over at 6 a.m. in your local time zone, so the event should be in full swing by the time most players log on and update their game come Monday morning.

While "day" is in the title of this event, you don't have to worry about International Museum Day not being around for long. In fact, it's one of the longest-running events yet as International Museum Day ends on May 31, 2020. If you play Animal Crossing: New Horizons at any time over the rest of this month, it will be hard to miss this event.

Museum Day Stamp Rally, explained.

The main gimmick of International Museum Day is a Stamp Rally in Blathers' Museum. Starting May 18, Blathers will give you a special stamp card each day. "After receiving a special stamp card, players can enjoy viewing fish, insects, and fossils while collecting stamps at the various museum exhibits to earn an in-game reward," a press release for the event explained.

To be a bit more specific, this stamp card will have three exhibits listed on it. Players must find the yellow booths in those exhibits, get the stamps, and turn it into Blathers in order to get a reward. This can be done every day of the event, though the reward doesn't change.

It's a fairly straightforward event that will have players visiting every room in the museum. It doesn't appear to bring any new characters into the fray like Nature Day or May Day did, but it will make players explore their museums in a more thorough manner than ever before.

The art section of the museum that was introduced in the latest update is unfortunately not part of this event. That said, there is a lot of variation in where the yellow booths will appear in the other exhibits, so you'll have a chance to explore those thoroughly.

Animal Crossing Museum Day rewards:

The rewards for International Museum Day leaked before the event began. As was detailed on Animal Crossing World, players will get plaques by completing the Stamp Rally in the participating sections of the museum. The Stamp Rally can be completed every day the event is open, but the rewards won't change.

Completing the rally in the fish section will get players the Fish Plaque, completing the one in the bug section will net players the Bug Plaque, and the Fossil Plaque rounds things out for players who visit every fossil exhibit. These plaques can then be hung on the wall in your house or gifted to another villager. If you have a fish, bug, or fossil themed house or island, these rewards will help you spice things up.

As of May 18, there do not appear to be any other rewards associated with complete the Stamp Rally as part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' International Museum Day event. Inverse will update this post if a new reward emerges towards the end of this event.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

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