Roam a well-manicured garden of three ornate exhibits from around the globe and discover something fascinating in their curious arrangements: when glimpsed through a special viewing station, an optical illusion reveals an entirely new marvel.
Watch as three statues—a firebird, a Qilin (also known as the Chinese unicorn) and a carp—transform into one striking sculpture right before your eyes.
Three segments of an ancient carving form a celestial being from Mesopotamian mythology, the Lamassu. Together they are arranged in such a manner to provide a forced perspective optical illusion for photo opportunities.
The Lamassu is based directly on a relief statue on display in Chicago's Oriental Institute, collected from Dur-Sharrukin, the Fortress of Sargon II in present day Khorsabad.
Neptune Anamorphic Mosaic
See the Roman god of the sea, Neptune, spring to life when viewing this mosaic through the strategically positioned oculus. This illusion is based on three-dimensional sidewalk art and provide photo opportunities for guests to stand on the pillars.