|“||View copy abilities for free.”|
|— Museum's description • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land|
Museums are bonus rooms found in most of the level lobbies in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. They are spacious, mostly empty buildings with the exception of one or two enemies standing on pedestals.
These enemies are just replicas and do not move from their place, nor can they hurt Kirby. However, they can still be inhaled for a Copy Ability. The purpose of the Museums is to offer Kirby certain copy abilities safely without the inconvenience of having to search for them in stages.
List of Museums
|Level Number||Level Name||Enemy (or enemies) and their respective abilities|
|1||Vegetable Valley||Blade Knight (gives Sword)|
|2||Ice Cream Island||Laser Ball (gives Laser) and Hot Head (gives Fire)|
|3||Butter Building||Starman (gives Hi-Jump)|
|4||Grape Garden||Noddy (gives Sleep) and Bubbles (gives Ball)|
|5||Yogurt Yard||Rocky (gives Stone) and Twister (gives Tornado)|
|6||Orange Ocean||Wheelie (gives Wheel)|
|“||Here is the colorful display of enemies with special abilities! Eat the one you want!”|
|— Museum's description • Kirby's Adventure|
- In the Meta Knightmare sub-game of Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Meta Knight can still enter the Museums—but since he can't use Copy Abilities, the Museums are completely useless in this sub-game. It is unknown why they are left in the sub-game.
- In some other games, such as Kirby Super Star (and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra) and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Copy Essences can be found. They are trophies of enemies which Kirby can touch to receive their Copy Abilities. They are far more frequent in the series than Museums.