International Museum Day is apparently a real annual event that takes place on May 18, and not being 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 from May 18 until May 31. Like the May Day event that took place at the beginning of the month, the Stamp Rally gives you a week to visit your island’s museum in order to collect stamps and give you an excuse to spend some time fully appreciating Blathers’ beautiful building of bugs, bones, and bass (among other fish).
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 three different wings of the building–the fish, bug, and fossil wings. The art wing, if you have access to it, isn’t a part of this Stamp Rally event.
How Stamp Rally Works
Your goal is to simply find all the Stamp Rally stations located within each of the three 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 nine 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.
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, and fossil, 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 likely change, but the rewards you receive for completing your stamp card will not.
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.
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