FAQ – Twin Cities Auto Show

FAQ of the Twin Cities Auto Show!

The 2024 Twin Cities Auto Show is back! – March 30 – April 7, 2024 at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Adults 16 and older: $13.00 online or $17.00 on-site
Teens 11 - 15: $6.00
Children (10 and under): Free
Half Price Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm: $8.50

Group Tickets:
Groups of 20 or more receive special group pricing of $10.00 per ticket.
Tickets can be used any day of the show, March 30 - April 7, 2024. Good for one admission - no additional charge.

Regular Admission is $17.00 per adult on-site.

Questions?- Click here and send us an email!

A:  Show Hours
Saturday, March 30:  10:00AM – 9:00PM
Sunday, March 31:  10:00AM – 7:00PM
Monday, April 1:  4:00PM – 9:00PM
Tuesday, April 2:  4:00PM – 9:00PM
Wednesday, April 3:  10:00AM – 9:00PM
Thursday, April 4:  4:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday, April 5:  10:00AM – 9:00PM
Saturday, April 6  10:00AM – 9:00PM
Sunday, April 7  10:00AM – 7:00PM

The Twin Cities Auto Show will take place in the Main Halls at the Minneapolis Convention Center. 

The Entrance Gate to the show will be at Lobby D.  

A: No. Tickets are non-refundable.

A: Yes, it is not only permitted, it is encouraged!
The Twin Cities Auto Show team would love to see any photos or videos taken at the show.

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A: The Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota Inc. (GMADA), an organization of over 120 new car and truck franchised dealers in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area.

A: Hundreds of vehicles are at the Twin Cities Auto Show, including 25+ different makes of Domestic and Imported Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Crossovers, and more, valued at over $31.5 Million.

A: The Twin Cities Auto Show is located at the Minneapolis Convention Center!

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue S. 
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Click here for some quick tips and helpful information to prepare for a safe trip to the show!

A: The Minneapolis Convention Center has partnered with four City of Minneapolis parking ramps to increase convenience.
All ramps are connected through the skyway system and are located within two blocks of the convention center.

A: We do not have a specific senior citizens discount, but all citizens are welcome to save by attending Half Price Day on Wednesday, April 3 from 10:00AM to 9:00PM.

A: Yes! Wheelchairs and scooters will be available to rent at the Twin Cities Auto Show.  

Mobility Rental: Mobility equipment is available to rent at our Visitor Information Center located on Level One at the main entrance. They have both power-operated vehicles (scooters) and manual wheelchairs. Currently, pre-registration is not available, though you can call us ahead of time at 612-335-6040 to check on availability.

Equipment should be returned to the Visitor Information Center each day.

Payment | All transactions must be processed with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Checks and cash cannot be accepted.

Rates | Scooters are $50 per day, Wheelchairs are $20 per day

A: No, the Twin Cities Auto Show is an exhibition only show. However, product specialists are available to answer any questions you have regarding the vehicles on display. If you are interested in purchasing a new vehicle, representatives can help direct you to a dealer that is within a convenient location to your home or office.

A: No pets are allowed at the Twin cities Auto Show with the exception of Service Animals as defined by the ADA.  The MCC welcomes working guide and service animals into all public areas of the building. For the safety of visitors, comfort animals, therapy animals, companion animals, or emotional support animals are only allowed at the MCC if they are trained to perform a specific task for an individual with a disability.
As of August 1, 2018, it is against the law in Minnesota to misrepresent an animal as a service animal and is punishable by fines and jail time. Emotional support, therapy, comfort or companion animals are not a Service Animal and their owners may be liable under this law.  Click here for the MN Statute 609.833.

A: Ride & Drives give you the opportunity to get behind the wheel and test drive a variety of vehicle makes and models. Sign up at the Show, and vehicles will be parked just outside the doors for you to drive.
– Drivers must meet age requirements for each manufacturer and have a valid driver’s license
– Passengers are allowed and must meet state height and age requirements. 
– Drivers and passengers must sign a waiver of liability and may be asked to provide follow-up information
– Drivers may be asked to pass a Breathalyzer test
– Registration closes 30-60 minutes prior to the close of drive hours listed

A: The Twin Cities Auto Show is not responsible for food vendors.   Kelber Catering is the exclusive food vendor in the Minneapolis Convention Center. If you would like to speak with them directly about becoming a vendor, please call them directly at 612-335-6045.

A: Rollerblades, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, hoverboards, and other personal recreational vessels are not allowed at the Twin Cities Auto Show. Wheelchairs, Electric mobility scooters, and other health-related vehicles are allowed.

A: The Twin Cities Auto Show is owned and produced by the dealers in and around the Minneapolis / St. Paul area, so the area’s new-car dealers have discounted show tickets to share. Demand is heavy, so be sure to act quickly!

A: If you purchased your ticket online, you may get into the Auto Show by showing your email with the barcode/QR code at the door.

If you would like to get involved in the action at the Twin Cities Auto Show, consider volunteering!

Click here to sign up.