This year's event includes a new kids play area.

While mom and dad kick the tires on a new ride, children will be able to take a test drive of their own at this year’s Columbus International Auto Show.

A new Kids PitStop will include a Power Wheels race track, where younger children can drive battery-operated vehicles, as well as a basketball court, trampoline and playground. The 15,000-square-foot area has the same daily operating hours as the March 15-18 show. Other family-friendly activities include animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, balloons and face painting. 

The show, organized by the Columbus Automobile Dealers Association, will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Tickets are $10 at the door ($8 online), $5 for students and free for ages 9 and younger when accompanied by a paid adult.

For more information, go to columbusautoshow.com.