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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Kids might not be able to drive, but that doesn’t matter at the Twin Cities Auto Show this weekend.

Not only are there interactive exhibits — but parents can make sure their children are safe with child seat safety checks. The WCCO This Morning show spent Friday taking a look at everything the family can do this weekend.

While adults check out the rows of cars, kids will not be left in the back seat at the Twin Cities Auto Show.

“We try to make this a destination for everyone,” said Scott Lambert, the manager for the Twin Cities Auto Show.

From Camp Jeep to Ford’s interactive Focus Simulator to Radio Disney’s giant video game bus, there are lots of interactive games for kids to race through.

“You can get your face painted for a fake kid’s driver’s license, we’ve got food trucks and live music, and a photo booth, something around every little corner,” Lambert said.

While kids enjoy the virtual worlds, there’s a real world benefit to bringing them along.

“We check car seats in cars, all the safety boosters and the car seats and you’d be surprised. About 98 percent of them are installed incorrectly,” Lambert said.

Experts will check to make sure straps are secure and seats are facing the right direction. The checks will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the Grant Street side of the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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