The Chemistry of Twinkies

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Thursday September 04

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Did you know that the original Twinkie was born during the Depression in 1930, had banana cream filling and cost a nickel for 2 of them? Have you ever wondered what’s in the current version and if there is such a thing as a “healthy Twinkie”? 

Come and find out the answers to these questions as well as other interesting Twinkie Trivia.  Test Twinkies for sugar, starch, lipids, protein and other chemical components and learn about what IS in a Twinkie and how long they last.


Age requirement: Minimum age 8 (Children age 8-14 must be paired up with an adult.) Adult/child pairings pay one participant fee. Anyone over the age of 15 may register as a single participant.


Please Note: This program is subject to cancellation if a minimum number of participants is not met. Notice of cancellation will be given via email, 48 hours in advance. Refunds will only be given if this program is canceled by the Museum. 


For more information or questions, contact Debbie Huston at or 919.707.9840.