Want to examine a Ferrari up close or try out an electric car? Head over to the Washington Auto Show and do all of that and more!

From exotic sports cars to the latest in fuel-efficient hybrids, all different types of vehicles will be on display. Add to that some virtual reality simulators and celebrity meet-and-greets with your favorite athletes, and you've got fun for everyone in the family.

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Event Details

WHEN: April 5-14, 2019 | Times vary by date

WHERE: Washington Convention Center | 801 Mount Vernon Place NW | Washington, D.C.

TICKETS: Adult tickets ($12) | Children aged 6-12 tickets ($5) | Purchase online.

DISCOUNTS: Seniors (65+) and active-duty or veteran military with valid IDs will get $4 off on weekday tickets and $2 off on weekend tickets | Students with valid IDs will get $4 off on weekday tickets | Metro riders will get $2 off weekday tickets by presenting their SmarTrip cards or WMATA IDs.

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Cars on Display

Everything from luxurious Bentleys to tough-as-nails Jeeps will be out for you to ogle. If you've ever wanted to see a Ferrari or a Lamborghini up close, here is your chance! View a full list of all the cars here.

Special Price Days

If you're looking to save some money, check out these specials. Student Day is April 15, and all students with valid student IDs will get $7 off their ticket price. Military Tribute Day is April 9, and all active and veteran military with proper ID will enter FREE.

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VIP Tours

VIP tours are available for $42 per person and they are hosted by industry experts like automotive journalists and celebrity podcasters. Get up close and personal with these two-hour tours. You'll get a great glimpse into the inner workings of the latest models on display.


Presented by Automotive Rhythms, this exhibit showcases over 8,000 feet of graphic backdrops, painted cars, custom motorcycles, and dynamic murals. Throughout the show, designers will be hard at work painting vehicles and creative backdrops. Be sure to stop by this spectacular part of the show!

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Get an autograph with your favorite D.C. athlete or mascot -- make sure you buy a ticket for the right day!

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Washington Capitals Day on April 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Meet Craig Laughlin, the long-time color commentator for the Caps and Slapshot, the Caps' mascot!

Washington Redskins Day on April 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Meet Ryan Kerrigan, the superstar linebacker of the Washington Redskins!

D.C. United Day on April 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Meet superstar Wayne Rooney and Talon, the United's mascot!

Washington Nationals Day on April 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Meet Nats All-Star Sean Doolittle and one of the Racing Presidents!

Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics Day on April 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Meet Mystic All-Star and Wizards Assistant Coach Kristi Toliver and Wizards Mascot G-Wiz!

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**All photos in this article are courtesy of the Washington Auto Show Facebook page.

For more information, including a daily schedule of events, visit the Washington Auto Show website.

Do you go to the Washington Auto Show every year? What are your favorite exhibits? Let us know in the comments below!

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