The Museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons displays the different specimens of fish, bugs, and fossils found on your island. Your task is to find Blathers, open the Museum, and donate the latter item so that the Museum can keep it in the display for the whole island to gaze at. It will, of course, be a lengthy process if you’re aiming to fill the Museum. This is due to the fact that a major part of the fishes and bugs available in the game are seasonal, meaning you can only find and catch at certain months in a year.
The charge of the Museum lies with Blathers the owl. You won’t find him on your arrival to the island, so you’ll need to put in some effort for attracting him and bringing him to your island. So in this guide, we’ll go through the exact and definite process of finding Blathers, opening the Museum, and making donations to it. Without any further ado, let’s dive deeper into how to open, find Blathers, and donate items in Museum in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
1. Open Museum and find Blathers
In order to open the Museum on your island, the first basic thing to do is to find Blathers. You can’t technically find Blathers; rather, you have to attract him to your island. For this purpose, you are required to donate five fish or bugs to Tom Nook, which will catch the eyes of Blathers. Once you make this donation to Tom Nooks, Blathers will arrive and set up his tent on your island the very next day.
Our next objective is to open the Museum. Here, the arrival of Blathers means that he will entirely take care of the Museum for us. Our task is only to make donations to the Museum so that Blathers can set it up to display to the whole island. So to open up our Museum, you’ll have to make plenty more donations. For this purpose, you need to make 15 donations of a variety of fossils, bugs, and fish. We’ll remember that the first donation we made was to Tom Nook, but with the arrival of Blathers, the charge of the Museum goes to him. Hence, these 15 donations have to be made to Blathers by visiting his tent with the items.
After the second round of donation is successful, the Museum will start to undergo its construction. Due to this reason, Blather won’t be available the next day after the second round of donations. So you’ll have to wait until the construction of the Museum finishes in order to make more donations to Blathers for the Museum. After the construction, the Museum will be open.
2. Donating to the Museum
Like we already mentioned, the initial donation you make is to Tom Nook. The purpose of this donation to Tom Nook involves attracting Blathers to your island and opening the Museum. But after Blathers arrive, the charge of the Museum goes over to Blathers, and he, alone, will take donations from thereon. To make the donation, simply visit him in his tent or the Museum, talk to him, and choose the Make a donation option during the conversation.
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3. Assess by Blathers
There is one other feature that you make use of by Blathers. This is the object assessment that Blather will do for you. This means that if you want to assess a fossil that you dug up to know more about it, simply take it to Blathers and make him assess it. He’ll also tell you if a donation of the particular fossil to the Museum will do any good. You can make use of the assess feature by taking the fossil to Blathers and choosing the Assess fossils option during your conversation.
Summing up our guide, we need to attract and bring over Blathers on to our island in order to be able to open a museum, as well as donate to it. For this, the basic thing you need to do is donate 5 fishes or bugs to Tom Nook initially, which will attract Blathers, resulting in him moving over and setting up a tent on our island the very next day. From there, you are required to make 15 more donations, this time to Blathers in his tent, which opens up the Museum. If you have any further queries, please let us know in the comments down below. Good luck!