Step back in time and save Melbourne from a sewage disaster

Flush Back

FlushBack: Step back in time and save Melbourne from becoming 'Smelbourne'!


Be the first to experience Flush Back – Scienceworks’ new augmented reality (AR) game that takes you on an adventure through the Spotswood Pumping Station.

Players will travel back to 1942 when the Pumping Station was helping to solve Melbourne’s (very smelly!) sewage problem. Your challenge is to complete tasks to ensure the Pumping Station can continue to operate.

You’ll be guided by actual workers from the past, brought to life on your device using augmented reality.

Have fun with your family as you race the clock to shovel coal, stoke the boilers to the right pressure, and generate steam to power the engines.

Flush Back was created by award-winning game design company 10Tickles in collaboration with Scienceworks and Melbourne Water.

Tickets for this special preview are included with Scienceworks admission. Bookings essential.

Best for families with children 8+.


2 Booker St, Spotswood, VIC, 3015


Four sessions available:

  • 10:30 – 11:45am
  • 2:00 – 3:15pm
  • 11:30am – 12:45pm
  • 1:00 – 2:15pm




Bookings and Enquiries:
13 11 02