I will do my very best to be there as well (never been before, only moved up here last August). Is there a "better" time to show up? I am working that weekend but can be flexible. Thanks!
I'm not sure there's any better time, but would imagine that early wouldn't be as busy. No need to be present for any of the drawings.
Regular summer hours are Wednesday & Thursday 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.; Friday 12noon - 5:00 P.M.; Saturday & Sunday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
I'm usually around on Friday's so if you want to PM and come up for a tour let me know.