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Conservation Station

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Rafiki's Planet Watch

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

All Ages

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


Interactive, Animal Encounters, Indoor

Explore a wildlife conservation center home to animal encounters, interactive exhibits and a veterinary facility.

A room at Conversation Station with interactive games that teach Guests about animals

Go Wild!

Enjoy an in-depth look at animal habitats from around the globe and discover the expert care our park animals receive.

Through informative interactive exhibits and a viewable onsite research facility, Conservation Station invites you to uncover the mysteries of the wild—and to go behind the scenes of Disney’s efforts to promote conservation awareness.

Designed for animal lovers of every age, Conservation Station features more than 10 care areas and Disney-themed experiences, including:

  • Animal Encounters Stage
    Enjoy fun shows starring a rotating roster of animals that offer an up-close peek into the habitats of our wildlife friends.

  • Song of the Rainforest
    Join Grandma Willow for a 3D audio journey through a rainforest and experience the wondrous serenade of nature.

  • Veterinary Treatment Room
    This healing facility—viewable through an expansive glass window—offers a unique look into the “hands-on” care of the park’s animals.

  • Backstage Tour
    Spy many of the park’s most popular creatures in their backstage habitats using “animal cams” that you control.

  • Eco-Web
    Discover the conservation efforts taking place around the globe and in your community.

  • Nutrition Center
    Watch handlers prepare meals for the park inhabitants and discover the diets of some of the world’s most fascinating creatures.

  • Amphibian, Reptile and Invertebrate Windows
    Glimpse tarantulas, scorpions, millipedes and snakes at this creepy-crawly spot.

  • Science Center
    Take a look inside the lives of our actual working scientists as they study and learn about wildlife all around the world.

And, as can be expected, helpful experts are on hand to answer your questions and educate you and your family on the protection of animals.

Please note that some animal experiences are subject to change without notice.

Rafiki touches a young boy's nose at Rafiki's Planet Watch in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park

Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Accessible by the Wildlife Express Train, Conservation Station is located at Rafiki's Planet Watch.

Additional attractions within Rafiki’s Planet Watch include:

  • Affection Section, an animal petting zoo providing delightful hands-on encounters with a variety of animals, including goats and sheep
  • Habitat Habit!, an outdoor discovery trail featuring cotton-top tamarin monkeys

Devoted to the preservation and conservations of animals, Rafiki’s Planet Watch features fun educational exhibits and activities to help create awareness of animal issues and offers a behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

2 African elephants with tusks caressing each other's faces with their trunks

Disney Animals at Walt Disney World Resort

Revel in the magnificence of our elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers and more—and in the depth of Disney’s worldwide commitment to wildlife conservation.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

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