The Senior Planet Exploration Center is the first technology-themed center for people 60 and up and is located at 127 West 25th Street, in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The center offers older New Yorkers a comfortable space to learn, work and explore new ways to thrive in today’s digital world.

The Senior Planet Exploration Center hosts 5- and 10-week digital technology courses geared to older adults, along with workshops, talks, and social and cultural events. All courses and events are free.

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.

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What You’ll Find When You Stop By

Senior Planet 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 below), you can 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.


Five and 10-week courses begin each quarter and are for registered students only. Click here to read course offerings and here for registration information.

Workshops, Seminars and Group Sessions

We offer a variety of weekly workshops in digital technology, along with seminars, and social and cultural events. Please 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.

Click here to read more about our workshops, seminars and group sessions.

Visitor Info

Hours The Senior Planet Exploration Center is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm excluding federal and state holidays, and during breaks between sessions. Click here to see closings on the Senior Planet calendar

Weather and other unscheduled closings The Senior Planet Exploration Center is closed on days when NYC senior centers are closed. When in doubt, call the center at 646-590-0615.

Cost 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.

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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Contact us

  • Email If you have comments or general questions about the Senior Planet Exploration Center, please email us at info@seniorplanet.org
  • Phone You can also call us at 646-590-0615 for visitor or course info
  • RSVP To RSVP for a workshop or event, call 646-590-0615 or email us at rsvp@seniorplanet.org
  • In Person The best way to find out more about the Senior Planet Exploration Center is to stop by in person! We’re open Monday – Thursday, 9am -4pm, Fridays, 9am-1pm

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