Animal Crossing: New Horizons, guide to the museum and art gallery

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Finally the art gallery has arrived, in this guide we will explain how to open the new wing of the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In addition to decorating your own island, the heart of the game lies mainly in collecting objects. You can decide to collect all the furniture of a certain type or even make a large field of different and hybridized flowers. But Animal Crossing: New Horizons by itself pushes the collecting fish, insects, fossils and more recently also works of art of various kinds, to be placed in the Museum and Art Gallery.

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It is possible to do it from the first day, but our tools will be limited, we will have to wait at least the fourth day as islanders to leave with great fanfare. From that day and after a series of tasks that we will explain, the great Blatero Museum will open where we can collect everything that will be accepted, now we can even open our own special art gallery in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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To be able to open the museum they are necessary at a minimum four days of play. Not that you have to stay in the game for that long, but as we all know, every build and update always takes a night to complete. On the first day, that of the beginning of the game, we will have to overcome the first "fake day" on the island by sleeping in our tent and inaugurating the start of the holiday package. Tom Nook will then provide us with the recipe for retirno and fishing rod proposing subsequently to explore the island and bring him five specimens of insects and fish.

When we have accomplished our mission by bringing everything back to the tanuki, our task will be to find a location for the future museum. Once this is done, the next day we can go to visit Blatero to whom we can donate insects, fish, fossils and in the future paintings and statues. But as you will clearly see this is a temporary museum and Blatero will accept from us one thing at a time.

To create the real museum we have to bring 15 insects, fossils and fish to the dear owl. Upon delivery, he will be proud to announce the start of work on the construction of the actual Museum of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but for now without the art gallery. On the third day Blatero will not be open to visitors because instead of his tent you will see a large construction scaffold. In fact, we will have to wait until the fourth day of the game to see the completion.

Donating to the museum - Animal Crossing: New Horizons, museum guide and art gallery

When the museum opens on the fourth day, Tom Nook during the daily announcements will express his pride in all the work we have done in such a short time. Now that the building is built we can finally visit its environments. There is the aquarium area for fish, one for insects and in the basement that dedicated to the ditches of all the ages of the earth. You will notice, however, that in addition to the display cases there is nothing and to fill them we will have to bring to Blatero a specimen of each insect, fossil and fish.

It is a long job and inevitably it cannot be completed in a short time, apart from the fossils in fact we will find different species for each season of the year(the real one) and based on the terrestrial hemisphere chosen at the beginning of the game. To clarify, we have the guides that are right for you. However, no matter what time of year you start playing, you will always find a vast amount of items to collect.

So start by capturing and unearthing everything that comes within range and take it to the museum if you haven't already. Slowly you will notice that its environments will fill up with your finds. At this point you are wondering how to open the Art Gallery inside the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons since everyone is talking about it, we will explain it to you immediately.

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The "mission" that will trigger the start of the works for the Art Gallery is having collected in the museum 60 among insects, fish and fossils. Donations can come from any of these three categories, the important thing is to have reached or exceeded that certain amount. You will know that you are okay when, speaking with Blatero, he expresses his desire to open an additional section dedicated to paintings and statues.

The next day Fuffi, during the daily announcements, will tell you about the presence of a shady individual who wanders around the island. It is about Volpolo, find it and he will propose the purchase of a piece of art. Refuse the first price that will try to trim you and accept the second offer of about 5.000 Bells. If you immediately bring this artifact to Blatero the next day it will not be possible to access the museum due to the new works in progress.

The next day you will find the brand new art gallery finally open and open to visitors. Volpo from here will start randomly visiting your island on a boat docked north on the mysterious beach. It sells four pieces of art, but you can only buy and collect one at a time. However, you have to be very careful because many of them are gods false, but we have the appropriate guide to know how to recognize them.

Let's go back to the island

With the guide we have provided you now you know how to open the museum and art gallery in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In case you have any doubts or want clarifications about this relaxing game created by Nintendo, ask us your questions below in the comments or if you are looking for other guides, we have some really interesting ones: to the Day of nature, shooting stars and magic wands, making money and Stars with turnips and how to play in 2.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available exclusively on Nintendo Switch from March 20, 2020. In the meantime, I invite you to continue following us on Holygamerz to stay updated on the world of video games and technology.

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