Education Day began at the 2005 North American International Auto Show as an opportunity for schools to participate in a positive and valuable educational experience.

Now in its twelfth year, NAIAS 2016 Education Day (NED) welcomes school groups of all ages including college level and promises to offer even more for those schools in attendance. The event will be more customized as the experience will be based on the classes that are attending. Young minds will have the opportunity to become further engaged by taking part in pre-and post-show lesson plans, brief tours hosted by experts in their fields of interest, taking part in hands-on activities, and attending fascinating career based presentations throughout the day.

NED participants enjoy a discounted school ticket price of $13.00 per person which includes a lunch coupon for pizza, chips and soft drink. You may choose to pay by credit card or by check. We are frequently updating this link with the most current information on the day's events, so please check often.

There are no refunds for this event for any reason. If unforeseen circumstances prevent your school's attendance, call 248-643-0250 and we will be happy to transfer your tickets to another day of the 2015 Public Show.

NAIAS Education Day Schedule

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
8:30 - 9:00 AM: Arrival
9:00 AM: Auto Show Floor Access
Noon - 2:30 PM: Departure

(There will be a shuttle from the bus parking area back to Cobo Center for any drivers that would like to participate in the day. Drivers must also purchase a ticket. The shuttle will run from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. There will not be a way for your driver to return to their bus if they are not on the shuttle by 2:30.)

Bus Grants

NED is pleased to announce that we will offer bus grants to help alleviate the cost of transportation to the first buses registered for the event. Qualified schools will receive reimbursement in the amount of $100 per bus following the show.

Get NED Tickets


To get your registration in early for NAIAS Education Day: A World of Opportunities, January 20, 2016 or to pay by check, please fill out the registration form below.

Important: No refunds once your payment has been received and the order has been processed.

NAIAS Education Day Registration Form

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Receive a $10 Discounted Ticket to NAIAS Education Day

If you submitted a poster for the Poster Contest by November 24, 2015 AND a video for Courageous Persuaders by December 1, 2015 you are qualified to receive a ticket to the NAIAS Education Day for just $10.

Contact Us

  • For additional information, please contact Lacey Lambert at or 248.458.1127.