The Center


The country’s first technology-themed center for people 60 and up, the Senior Planet Exploration Center opened January 2013 at 127 West 25th Street, in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

The center hosts classes, workshops, talks and social and cultural events, offering older New Yorkers a comfortable space to learn, work and explore new ways to thrive in today’s digital world.

Technology is at the heart of the Exploration Center. We help seniors harness its power to enhance health, finances, social connections, civic engagement, creativity and lifelong learning.

What You’ll Find When You Stop By

Senior Planet courses are by registration only, but the center is always busy with activities, both scheduled and unscheduled.

You can show up for scheduled workshops, seminars and group sessions, but since these fill up fast, register ahead of time if you want to be sure of a spot by calling 646-590-0615.

You can also drop in to use our computers, play a video game, chat with our Teksperts or check out one of the new tech gadgets we have on hand.

The center has free Wi-Fi; you’re welcome to bring your laptop or tablet and work on a project here in the company of others.

Visitor Info

Hours The Senior Planet Exploration Center is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, excluding federal and state holidays. (Note: Senior Planet Exploration Center will be CLOSED for the holidays from December 22nd – January 5th)

Location The Senior Planet Exploration Center is located at 127 W 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
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Registration Register for any of the free Senior Planet Exploration Center courses, events or other scheduled programs, or get answers to your questions, by calling

Contact us To RSVP for a workshop or event, or for visitor info, call 646-590-0615 or email us at If you have comments or general questions about the Senior Planet Exploration Center, please email us at

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Senior Planet Exploration Center! 



  1. Bob M says:

    This is my first time using Senior Planet. I’m glad to find a place that offers free and relatively unhassled (so far) internet use

  2. Diantha Schull says:

    I am trying to teach myself to use WordPress in order to make a website. A simple website. Do you have someone that could spend an hour or two with me to help answer some basic questions that don’t seem to be in the tutorials online?
    Thank you.

    • Barbara, Senior Planet editor says:

      Unfortunately, we don’t currently have the resources to provide one to two hours of individual instruction on any subject. However, if you’d like to come into the center, we do offer 20-minute one-on-one tech help. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to answer your questions – in fact, after reading all those tutorials, you might know more than us! – but you’re welcome to stop by.

      • Diantha says:

        Thank you for the reply. I plan to come into the Center soon.

  3. Mujahid Farid says:

    There is an issue that Senior Planet Exploration Center should consider exploring and addressing; i.e. the crisis of the growing number of elderly persons being held in confinement in United States’ prisons.

    • Barbara, Senior Planet editor says:

      Mujahid, thanks for your suggestion. We’ll look into the issue.

      • Barbara, Senior Planet editor says:

        Mujahid, if there’s something in particular you think we should read, please reply with a link.

    • Ashton Applewhite says:

      I agree.

      ironically there was an article a while ago about destitute olders in Japan committing minor offenses so they could get a bed and a hot meal in jail…

      • Barbara, Senior Planet editor says:

        Feel free to link me to any info you have.

        • Mujahid Farid says:

          Please read the following research reports:

          1. “Old Behind Bars: The Aging Prison Population in the United States,” by Human Right Watch 2012,;
          2. “At America’s Expense: The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly,” by ACLU 2012,;
          3. “Time Served: The High Cost, Low Return, of Longer Prison Terms,” by PEW Center on The States 2012,; and
          4. “It’s About Time: Aging Prisoners, Increasing Costs, and Geriatric Release,” by VERA Institutie of Justice 2010,

          In addition The Correctional Association of New York is launching a project called “RAPP” (Release of Aging People in Prison Project) to address this problem. You can contact the Correctional Association at:
, or
          212-254-5700 for futher information.

          Thank you.

          • Barbara, Senior Planet editor says:

            Thank you!

  4. luckyseven says:

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  5. muzzy says:

    Welcome to the neighborhood, the block and the building. Wishing you success!