Visit the Senior Planet Exploration Center

  • Location

    The Senior Planet Exploration Center is located at 127 W 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

    Closest subways: 23rd St 1, F, M | Closest buses M5, M7, M20, X1, X7

  • Hours

    The Senior Planet Exploration Center is open Monday–Friday 10am–5pm excluding federal and state holidays, and during breaks between sessions. Click here to see closings on the Senior Planet calendar.

    In cases of inclement weather, the Senior Planet Exploration Center is closed if NYC senior centers close. When in doubt, call the center at 646-590-0615.

  • Membership

    At this time membership and access to our classes, workshops and special events is offered free of charge. However, as a nonprofit, we happily accept donations.

    Stop by whenever we’re open to fill out a membership form, get your picture taken, and receive your membership card!

  • Contacting us

    The best way to find out more about the Senior Planet Exploration Center is to stop by in person! You can also reach us by phone or email.

    General questions: info@seniorplanet.org
    Visitor or course info: 646-590-0615
    RSVP for events: call 646-590-0615 or email rsvp@seniorplanet.org

  • Accessibility

    Senior Planet Exploration Center strives to provide an accessible, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all visitors, participants, and patrons.  We offer accessible facilities and programming that is open to all older adults.  For individuals with disabilities we provide the following services and resources:

    For individuals with visual impairments

    The center provides visually assistive enhancements such as text readers and text enlargers to all technology equipment in use for scheduled programming as well as public-use devices and special presentations. The center also is equipped with adjustable lighting throughout the environment to provide varying levels of visibility to patrons as needed.

    For individuals with hearing impairment

    Assistive-hearing technologies are incorporated into our tablet devices, desktop PCs, Chromebooks, and other devices used in programming.  The Center’s robust audio infrastructure provides area-specific speaker routing and sufficient overhead volume to fill the space in all use cases.  Additionally, those with T-coil hearing aids can ask for a receiver that will connect them with audio from our presentations; those without T-coil hearing aids can ask for earbuds along with the receiver.  

    For individuals with mobility impairments

    The center provides main-entrance wheelchair access and handicapped-accessible and -equipped lavatories.  Each restroom is outfitted with large entranceways and multi-wall support rails.  Furthermore, the center’s programming spaces are wheelchair accessible and provide ample room and designated seating areas for participants with mobility impairments.

    Service Animals

    Service animals are welcome at the center.

    Companions

    We welcome any person who is accompanying and assisting a disabled visitor.

    Additional Considerations

    If our existing accommodations do not reasonably suit a member’s accessibility needs, the center is happy to work with visitors on a case-by-case basis to meet their needs through reasonable accommodation. Simply let us know by one of the means below what specific additional accommodations may be required to enable your full participation in any activity at the center.

    Telephone: 646-590-0615.

    Physical and mailing address: Senior Planet, 127 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001

    Email:  access@seniorplanet.org

    The center will respond promptly and may engage the individual or their representative in interactive dialogue to obtain any additional information necessary to craft an appropriate solution.

    The center always welcomes comments and suggestions about how we might continue to improve our programs for visitors with disabilities. Please visit during our operating hours or contact us at anytime.

What You’ll Find When You Stop By

Senior Planet 5- and 10-week courses are scheduled on a quarterly basis, but the center is always busy with activities, both scheduled and unscheduled.

Besides attending workshops and events (see our calendar), you can drop in to use our computers and wi-fi, play a video game or check out one of the new tech gadgets we have on hand.

Workshops, Seminars and Group Sessions

We offer a variety of weekly presentations and workshops on topics relating to digital technology, along with seminars, talks, and social and cultural events. Check out our calendar for this week’s offerings and register for scheduled workshops, seminars and group sessions by calling 646-590-0615, emailing rsvp@seniorplanet.org or stopping by in person at the center.