This is based on what was there in '99. I hear some things have changed since then...
While not the most exciting thing in the park, it can be interesting and fascinating. It's not much to look at both outside an in, and has a kid's museum like feel to it. Nevertheless, I like being able to see the food the animals eat including the grubs (must be a guy thing). I like the animal cams. Although we didn't see any animals in the medical exam rooms, the idea is pretty cool. I even liked the video segments on endangered species.
You kinda just have to expect that it's mostly for education, and then you might have a good time.
This is an interesting change from the rides and the crowds in the park. The train ride up to the exhibits and back is relaxing and you get to see many of the places where they keep the animals at night. Once you are at Rafiki's Planet watch, you walk up a brief trail to reach the main building. Along the way, you can see a number of exhibits that show you how you can make your own community at home a more animal friendly environment. Once you reach the main building you can see how the animals at AK have diets tailored to their nutritional needs, and how they are cared for medically whenever there's a problem (like if a snake swallows a golf ball). The CMs are all very friendly and happy to spend time explaining the exhibits. There's a petting zoo for the little ones if they get bored. But older kids, esp. if they like animals, will find this interesting.
This area of the Animal Kingdom is a fun area full of interactive exhibits and animal encounters. The Song of the Rainforest sound show is a must see. It's relaing sounds, seats, and air conditioning are a welcome change in the park. a petting zoo and character appearences make this a great spot for children of all ages.
EDUCATIONAL ABOUT OUR PLANET, THE ANIMALS AND OUR ROLE IN IT. GREAT CHANGE OF PACE FROM A BUSY DAY.BE SURE TO TALK TO THE CM'S AS THEY ARE WELL VERSED ONTHE SUBJECTS RESTROOMS HAVE SOME INTERESTING ANIMAL FACTS ON THE WALLS.
This is a great area to just relax and get out of the sun for a while. You can also learn a lot about the animals that are in the park. Sometimes you can even see a birth or a vet do a minor surgery.
The exhibits in the Conservation Station are educational in nature, but, as always, a bit of fun, too. You'll get the most out of your visit by talking to the CMs, who are trained in the material and good with kids. The shows are good, as well.
My only complaint would be the Affection Section (petting zoo). The area is not very well organized, and there aren't all that many animals the kids can pet.
Overall, a good stop for families.