Animal Crossing: New Horizons -- Museum Day Stamp Rally Guide

Here's all the information you need to complete the latest event for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which celebrates International Museum Day.


International Museum Day is here once again, an actual holiday that exists, apparently. Never one to shy away from obscure holidays and seasonal events, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is treating the day as an in-game event. It's called the Stamp Rally, and it runs through May 31. That means you have almost two full weeks to participate before it will be gone, so read on to learn all about the event and how you can make the most of it.

This marks the second Stamp Rally to be held in New Horizons since the game launched, and much like last year, the event has you visit your island's museum in order to collect stamps and spend some time fully appreciating Blathers' beautiful building of bugs, bones, and bass (among other fish). The event is largely unchanged from last year, but this time, you can also collect stamps around the newly added art wing. Read on for a look at what the Stamp Rally entails and then check out our look at the Animal Crossing events calendar.

How To Participate In Stamp Rally

Taking part in the Stamp Rally couldn't be simpler. Head into your island's museum and speak to Blathers, who will explain the event and invite you to visit four different wings of the building--the fish, bug, fossil, and art wings. The latter wasn't part of last year's Stamp Rally, making it a new addition for this year's event.

The stamps have plenty of ink on them, unlike real-life museum stamp stations
The stamps have plenty of ink on them, unlike real-life museum stamp stations

How Stamp Rally Works

Your goal is to simply find all the Stamp Rally stations located within each of the four participating museum wings and interact with them to get a stamp on your card. The wings will have three stations each, for a total of 12 stations. Once you collect all the stamps on a card, speak to Blathers again to get a completion stamp, as well as your reward.

How To Complete Stamp Rally

Finding the Stamp Rally stations is a simple affair--they're bright yellow and red booths that you can find located in front of certain exhibits in the participating museum wings. The catch is that the locations of the stamp booths will be randomised each day, but thankfully the wings are small enough that it shouldn't take too much of your time to run around and find them.

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What Do You Get For Stamp Rally?

Completing the Stamp Rally by handing in your completed stamp cards to Blathers will reward you with golden plaques of a fish, butterfly, fossil, and statue, not unlike the ones you see mounted in the museum's lobby. You can hang these on the wall of your home, which is handy in case you felt like creating your own competing museum to run Blathers out of business.

You can continue to visit the museum and complete the Stamp Rally on subsequent days. The location of the stamp stations will change each day, but the rewards you receive for completing your stamp card will not.

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And that's about all there is to know about this simple event. The next event for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Wedding Season, a photography-focussed event which will take place for the entire month of June. And if you're trying to complete Blathers' art museum wing by buying from Jolly Redd, you may want to read up on details about how he works gathered by a dataminer.

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