International Museum Day Comes to ‘Animal Crossing’

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Hello, Islanders! If you have yet to log into your game today, you will be surprised by Isabelle’s announcement that today is International Museum Day. For a little back story, International Museum Day began in 1977, when ICOM (International Council Of Museums) organized this day to raise awareness that “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” Museums around the world create events that celebrate this day and can last either the day or the week. In the case of New Horizons, Blathers is hosting a Stamp Rally at the museum now until the end of the month.

This second major Animal Crossing: New Horizons event, has us going to Blathers, where he sends you on a Stamp Rally.  Blathers wants you to appreciate the work you have done in collecting and curating the museum of your island. Each exhibit aside from the art exhibit has a stand that gives you additional information on the specimens you have collected. Once you examine the stand and take in the info, you are given a stamp. Once you have collected three stamps from a specific exhibit, return to Blathers to receive a commemorative prize.

In the time where most people are under shelter in place restrictions, this is an awesome event to do solo or with friends due to museums being closed. However, that fun does not stop there. Many museums are doing virtual tours and events to celebrate this amazing day.

No need to google, we’ve got you covered. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History located in Washington D.C. has several exhibits you can check out. If you want more museum goodness, check out my all time favorite museum in New York City, the American Museum of Natural History. They have a plethora of events happening daily for folks of all ages.

When you’re done with the Stamp Rally in Animal Crossing, how about gathering your friends and going on a virtual tour of real museums and creating a rally of your own?