Conservation Station at Animal Kingdom

Conservation Station is the large science center at Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This area of the park is perfect for anyone interested in animals, conservation, or biology.

Inside Conservation Station, you’ll find a science center, veterinary treatment room, nutrition center, and several window displays with amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates.

Below we’ll look at a few of these areas in more detail. Additionally, we’ll go over how to locate this special park area.

Here are a few quick references for Conservation Station.

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Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Disney World Height Requirement:


Disney Genie+


Ride Type:

Science Center

Seats Per Vehicle:


Rider Switch:


Good For:


Scary Factor:


Must-Do List:

Low Priority

Perfect For:

Anyone with an interest in science.

Special Mention:
You must take the Wildlife Express Train to access this area of the park.

Conservation Station

In order to visit Conservation Station, you’ll have to take the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. You’ll find the pathway that leads to the train station toward the back of Harambe. Specifically, it’s near the exit of Kilimanjaro Safaris.

When you exit the train at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, you’ll find a walkway leading down to Conservation Station. You’ll find these other attractions in the same area.

Inside Conservation Station, there are several large enclosed rooms with glass walls where guests can peer inside. Below is a look at the veterinary treatment room. Sometimes if a procedure is going on backstage, you can watch it live on the television screens.

Here is a look inside the nutrition area. Someone was working here in the background on the day of this visit. It’s been my experience that the earlier in the day you visit Conservation Station, the more you’ll see.

Before you leave, don’t forget to check out the invertebrates. There are some unique exhibits in this area.

Overall, Conservation Station is an educational area that focuses on the health and safety of animals and other various species. If you plan a trip up to the area, make sure to plan it around one of the animation classes. (The classes are exceptional.)

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